statutory agency

statutory agency

Any government agency or body created in the UK, by an Act of Parliament or other legislation.

Examples
Healthcare Commission, General Medical Council, General Dental Council, NHS, primary care trusts (PCTs), hospital trust, social services department, etc.
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Tenders are invited for the health research board (hrb) is a statutory agency under the aegis of the department of health.
In a statement today, its president Dr Mohamed Namazie Ibrahim said the compulsory social health insurance scheme should be in line with the principle of Universal Health Coverage that is endorsed by the World Health Organisation, and to be managed by a 'not-for-profit' National Health Financing Authority, a statutory agency answerable to the parliament.
He said, 'We are further at a loss as to why the House of Representatives did not allow the EFCC, as a statutory agency, to complete its investigations before usurping its powers.
Writing in plain language accessible to all, they explain the challenges of identifying and prosecuting this type of organized sexual abuse and investigate the failures of the South Yorkshire Police and the Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council within the context of the broader consequences of statutory agency failure.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) is an independent Commonwealth Government statutory Agency, governed by a Commission and is entirely separate from transport regulators, policy makers and service providers.
PSA is an independent statutory agency whose head has a fixed term until 2019.
A Durham Police spokesman said: "We're trying our best to get this resolved as quickly as possible, but unfortunately we're in the hands of a statutory agency."
He also stated that the company would " provide any relevant documents/ evidence before the court or any statutory agency or investigating agency, as and when required by due process of law".
She added: "At present, women and children were feeling the brunt of statutory agency policies that were often about saving money over safety.
The Schools Help Advice Reporting Page Systemwebsite, which allows children and young people to report incidents ranging from bullying to drug use received the Statutory Agency Award.
"There is a strong case for domestic violence to be on the agenda of every statutory agency and private business, affecting as it does their customers and employees."