Non-Departmental Public Body


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Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB)

a body which has a role in the process of national government, but is not a government department or part of one, and which accordingly operates to a greater or lesser extent at arm's length from Ministers.
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In this article the term non-departmental public body will be used as a general inclusive one without attempting to designate its boundaries.
The Technology Strategy Board is a business-led executive non-departmental public body, established by the government.
In a written answer to Robin Cook provided by George Howarth, then Home Office minister, on May 26, 1999, he stated: "The Horserace Totalisator Board is a non-departmental public body whose members are appointed by the Home Secretary.
The Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health was set up in January 2003 as an independent, non-departmental public body, sponsored by the Department of Health to ensure the public is involved in decision- making on health services.
Natural England is a non-departmental public body, set up under the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) is a newly established non-departmental public body set up to provide independent advice to Government on where skilled labour market shortages exist that can be sensibly filled by migration.
The LSC is a non-departmental public body which began work in 2001, taking over the roles of the former Further Education Funding Council and Training and Enterprise Councils.

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