NDPB


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NDPB

abbreviation for NON-DEPARTMENTAL PUBLIC BODY.
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* The UK Coal Authority is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) sponsored by the DECC
In 1993, according to official figures in the Cabinet Office's Public Bodies, there were some 1,389 Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) operating in Britain, spending between them [pounds]15,410m and employing 111,300 staff.
This grew out of the publication in December 1992 of the Cadbury Report on the Financial Aspects of Corporate Governance and an undertaking to the Public Accounts Committee to consider updating existing guidance on the responsibilities of NDPB board members.
A number of bodies formerly in the executive NDPB category were reclassified as public corporations, notably the regional water authorities and the Civil Aviation Authority.
There was some resistance within the Hull local authority to the establishment of an NDPB to carry out housing functions which had previously been its own preserve.