Government scraps 192 quangos

Government scraps 192 quangos

A further 289 will be retained including English Heritage, on the grounds it 'performs a technical function which should be independent from government'.

However, CABE, the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, is still under consideration, the government said, with various options for reform being reviewed.

The full list of cuts and reforms to quangos is as follows:

Department

Public Body

Proposed Reforms

Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS)

ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)

Retain – Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires impartiality

BIS

Aircraft and Shipbuilding Industries Arbitration Tribunal

No longer an NDPB (non-departmental public body) – Abolish body and functions

BIS

British Hallmarking Council

Retain – Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should be independent of Government. Functions to be modified to enable more efficient operation of the hallmarking system

BIS

British Nuclear Fuels Limited

No longer a Public Corporation – Abolish body, subject to transferring remaining assets and liabilities

BIS

British Shipbuilders

No longer a Public Corporation – Abolish body. Remaining functions are already carried out by the department

BIS

Capital for Enterprise Limited

Retain – Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should be independent of Government

BIS

Central Arbitration Committee

Merge – Merge with Certification Office

BIS

Certification Office

Merge – Merge with Central Arbitration Committee

BIS

Competition Appeals Tribunal

Retain – Retain and consider, by July 2011, the case for transferring the sponsorship of the CAT to the MoJ tribunal service

BIS

Competition Commission

Merge – Government will consult in the new year on a merger with the competition functions of the Office of Fair Trading

BIS

Competition Service

No longer an NDPB – By April 2011, consider the case for abolition and transfer of functions to MoJs tribunal service

BIS

Construction Industry Training Board

Under consideration – Complete consideration by November 2010 of transferring body and functions to private sector status

BIS

Consumer Focus

No longer an NDPB – Government will consider the outcome of ongoing sectoral reviews and consult early next year on proposals to abolish Consumer Focus and transfer its function to Citizens Advice

BIS

Copyright Tribunal

No longer an NDPB – Subject to final agreement, transfer jurisdiction of this tribunal into MoJ's tribunal service

BIS

Design Council

No longer an NDPB – Seek to establish as an independent charity, subject to Privy Council agreement

BIS

Export Credit Guarantee Department *1

Retain – Retain on the grounds of performing a technical function

BIS

Export Guarantees Advisory Council *2

Retain – Retain on grounds of performing a technical function

BIS

Engineering Construction Industry Training Board

Under consideration – Complete consideration by November 2010 of transferring body and functions to private sector status

BIS

Film Industry Training Board

Under consideration – Complete consideration by November 2010 of transferring body and functions to private sector status

BIS

Financial Reporting Council

Retain and substantially reform – Remove reliance on Government funding

BIS

Hearing Aid Council

No longer an NDPB – Abolished in July 2010 and reformed functions transferred to Health Professions Council

BIS

HEFCE (Higher Education Funding Council for England)

Retain – Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires impartiality

BIS

Industrial Development Advisory Board

Retain – Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government

BIS

Insolvency Practitioners Tribunal

Under consideration – As part of Insolvency Service consultation on licensing of insolvency practitioners to be issued November 2010

BIS

Local Better Regulation Office

Under consideration – Primary Authority and other deregulatory functions will be maintained and an appropriate delivery mechanism to provide independent technical expertise will be announced by December

BIS

Low Pay Commission

Retain – Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires impartiality

BIS

NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts)

No longer an NDPB – Seek to establish as an independent charity. Endowment to be held in a separate trust

BIS

Ofcom

Merge – The postal services regulator, Postcomm, will be merged into Ofcom. Several Ofcom duties will be removed or modified

BIS

Office for Fair Access

Under consideration – Proposals on the future of the Office for Fair Access will be made in the White Paper on the future strategy for higher education to be published by the end of the year

BIS

Office of Fair Trading

Merge – Government will consult in the New Year on a merger of OFT's competition functions with the Competition Commission and transfer of consumer and enforcement functions

BIS

Office of Manpower Economics

Retain – Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires impartiality

BIS

Postcomm

Merge – Postcomm will be merged with the communications industry regulator – Ofcom

BIS

Regional Development Agencies (x 8)

No longer an NDPB – RDAs will be abolished and functions which are to be retained will be transferred to central or local government and others, as previously announced

BIS

Research Councils (x 7)

Retain – Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires impartiality

BIS

Royal Mail Holdings Plc

Retain – Transfer Royal Mail to private sector over time

BIS

SITPRO Ltd

No longer an NDPB – Abolished at the end of September and remaining functions transferred to department

BIS

Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property

No longer an NDPB – Body and some functions abolished, remainder transferred to UK Intellectual Property Office

Department

Public Body

Proposed Reforms

BIS

Student Loans Company

Under consideration – Proposals on the future of the Student Loan Company will be made in the White Paper on the future strategy for higher education to be published by the end of the year

BIS

Technology Strategy Board

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires impartiality

BIS

UK Atomic Energy Authority

Under consideration – Complete by October 2010 consideration of whether functions could be carried out more effectively elsewhere

BIS

UK Commission for Employment and Skills

Under consideration – Complete review by end of year of core functions and the most appropriate organisational model to deliver a simplified skills landscape across the UK

BIS

UKTI* (UK Trade International)3

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function

BIS

Union Modernisation Fund Supervisory Board

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and function. No further rounds will be held of the Union Modernisation Fund so the work of the Board is complete

BIS

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Advisory Body (WAB)

No longer an NDPB – Abolished at the end of September and remaining functions transferred to department

Cabinet Office (CO)

Advisory Committee on Business Appointments

Retain– Retain on the grounds of impartiality

CO

Capacitybuilders

No longer an NDPB – Alternative delivery for capacity building activity is under review

CO

Central Office of Information

Under consideration – Pending a review of Government advertising to be finalised by the end of November

CO

Charity Commission for England and Wales

Retain– Retain on the grounds of impartiality

CO

Civil Service Appeal Board

No longer an NDPB – Any residual work will be accommodated elsewhere within the Civil Service. It is likely to take 12 months to wind down the current workload

CO

Commission for the Compact

No longer an NDPB – The functions of the Commission for the Compact (to champion and promote the Compact) will be carried out by Compact Voice and the Cabinet Office respectively

CO

Committee on Standards in Public Life

Retain– Retain on the grounds of impartiality

CO

Government Strategic Marketing Advisory Board

No longer an NDPB – GSMAB is no longer an Internal Advisory Committee – any remaining function will be passed to the Efficiency and Reform Group

CO

House of Lords Appointments Commission

Retain– Retain on the grounds of impartiality

CO

Main Honours Advisory Committee

No longer an NDPB – Will remain as an advisory group, administered from within the Cabinet Office

CO

National School of Government

Under consideration – The position will be determined by a broader review of civil service learning and development to report by the end of November

CO

Office for Civil Society Advisory Body

No longer an NDPB – The Advisory Body will be abolished when the member's terms of office come to an end on 31/03/11

CO

Security Commission

No longer an NDPB – For any breach of security the Government will consider the need for an inquiry, and how it should be conducted

CO

Security Vetting Appeals Panel

Retain– Retain on the grounds of impartiality

CO

Senior Salaries Review Body

Retain– Retain on the grounds of impartiality

Communities and Local Government (CLG)

Advisory Panel for the Local Innovation Awards Scheme

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and function

CLG

Advisory Panel on Standards for the Planning Inspectorate

No longer an NDPB – Abolished body. The Planning Inspectorate has an internal challenge process that offers quality assurance

CLG

Architects Registration Board

Retain– Retain on grounds of impartiality

CLG

Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England

No longer a Public Corporation – Disband and transfer audit practice into private ownership, as previously announced

CLG

Building Regulations Advisory Committee

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function

CLG

Community Development Foundation

No longer an NDPB – Has charitable status. Support to move to adoption of social enterprise model

CLG

Firebuy

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and transfer procurement functions to alternative suppliers, and residual functions to department

CLG

Homes and Communities Agency

Retain and substantially reform – Smaller enabling and investment body working for local communities. Intend to devolve London functions to Mayor of London. Taking on regulation of social housing

CLG

Independent Housing Ombudsman Ltd

Retain– Retain on grounds of impartiality

CLG

Infrastructure Planning Commission

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and create a Major Infrastructure Planning Unit within the Planning Inspectorate, as previously announced

CLG

The Leasehold Advisory Service

Under consideration – Will work towards a future merger with a specialist advice service. Decision by April 2011

CLG

Commission for Administration (also known as Local Government Ombudsman)

Retain– Retain on grounds of impartiality

CLG

London Thames Gateway Development Corporation

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and devolve functions to local government or other London bodies

CLG

National Housing and Planning Advice Unit

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and function

CLG

National Tenant Voice

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and function

CLG

Olympic Park Legacy Company Ltd

No longer an NDPB – Devolve functions to Mayor of London. Reconstituted as a Mayoral Development Corporation

CLG

Ordnance Survey

Retain– On grounds of performing a technical function

CLG

Rent Assessment Panels / Residential Property Tribunal Service

No longer an NDPB – Abolish and transfer jurisdiction of these tribunals into MoJs tribunal service

CLG

Standards Board for England

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and functions, as previously announced

CLG

The Office for Tenants and Social Landlords (also known as Tenant Services Authority)

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body. Regulatory functions passed to Homes and Communities Agency. Independent economic regulation safeguarded. Consumer regulation slimmed down

CLG

Thurrock Development Corporation

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and devolve functions to local government

CLG

Valuation Tribunal for England

No longer an NDPB – Abolish and transfer jurisdiction of this tribunal into MoJs tribunal service

CLG

Valuation Tribunal Service

No longer an NDPB – Abolish and transfer functions of this body into MoJs tribunal service

CLG

West Northamptonshire Development Corporation

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and devolve functions to local government (local authority led delivery body)

Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Advisory Committee on Historic Wreck Sites

No Longer an NDPB – Abolish body and transfer functions in relation to England to English Heritage, as previously announced

DCMS

Advisory Committee on National Historic Ships

No Longer an NDPB – Declassify and transfer functions, as previously announced

DCMS

Advisory Committee on the Government Art Collection

No Longer an NDPB – Declassify and reconstitute as a committee of experts.

DCMS

Advisory Council on Libraries

No Longer an NDPB – Abolish body and functions, as previously announced

DCMS

Arts Council England

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires impartiality

DCMS

BBC

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent from Government

DCMS

Big Lottery Fund

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires impartiality. Move policy responsibility to Cabinet Office

DCMS

British Library

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent from Government

DCMS

Channel 4

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent from Government

DCMS

Churches Conservation Trust

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent from Government

DCMS

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment

Under Consideration – Still considering the options for reform

DCMS

English Heritage

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent from Government

DCMS

Football Licensing Authority

No longer an NDPB – Abolish the current NDPB and transfer expertise and functions to another body

DCMS

Gambling Commission

Merge– Merge with National Lottery Commission, as previously announced

DCMS

Historic Royal Palaces

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent from Government

DCMS

Horserace Betting Levy Appeal Tribunal

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent from Government

DCMS

Horserace Betting Levy Board

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent from Government. Modify functions to remove Secretary State's role in determining the levy

DCMS

Horserace Totalisator Board

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and sell

DCMS

Legal Deposit Advisory Panel

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and functions, as previously announced

DCMS

Museums and Galleries (British Museum, Horniman Museum, Geffrye Museum, Imperial War Museum, Museum of Science and Industry Manchester, National Gallery, National Maritime Museum, National Museum of Science and Industry, National Museums Liverpool, National Portrait Gallery, Natural History Museum, Royal Armouries, Sir John Sloane's Museum, Tate Gallery, Victoria & Albert Museum, Wallace Collection)

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent from Government

DCMS

Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and transfer functions, as previously announced

DCMS

National Heritage Memorial Fund/Heritage Lottery Fund

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent from Government

DCMS

National Lottery Commission

Merge– Merge with Gambling Commission, as previously announced

DCMS

Olympic Delivery Authority

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent from Government. To be wound up as planned by March 2014, as previously announced

DCMS

Olympic Lottery Distributor

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires impartiality. To be wound up as planned by March 2013, as previously announced

DCMS

Public Lending Right

No longer an NDPB – Abolish the current NDPB and transfer functions

DCMS

Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent from Government

DCMS

S4C

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent from Government. Amend current RPI/funding link

DCMS

Sport England

Merge– Merge with UK Sport, as previously announced

DCMS

The Theatres Trust

No longer an NDPB – Continue as a charity, as previously announced

DCMS

Treasure Valuation Committee

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent from Government

DCMS

UK Anti Doping

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which requires impartiality

DCMS

UK Film Council

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and transfer functions, as previously announced

DCMS

UK Sport

Merge– Merge with Sport England, as previously announced

DCMS

Visit Britain

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent from Government

DCMS

Visit England

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent from Government. Modify constitution to increase representation of destinations on Visit England Board

Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

Advisory Committee on Carbon Abatement Technologies

No longer an NDPB – This body was abolished (body and function) in July 2010

DECC

Civil Nuclear Police Authority

Retain– Retain on grounds of impartiality

DECC

Coal Authority

Retain– A decision has been made to retain this body because it needs to act independently. This body is under longer term review by DECC as announced in the 2010 Annual Energy Statement

DECC

Committee on Climate Change

Retain– Retain on the grounds of the need to act independently

DECC

Committee on Radioactive Waste Management

Retain– Retain on the grounds of the need to act independently

DECC

Fuel Poverty Advisory Group

Retain– Retain on the grounds of the need to act independently

DECC

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Retain– Retain on the grounds of performing a technical function

DECC

Nuclear Liabilities Fund

Retain– Retain on the grounds of performing a technical function

DECC

Nuclear Liability Financing Assurance Board

Retain– Retain on the grounds of performing a technical function

DECC

Ofgem

Retain– Retain on the grounds of impartiality. This body is under review by DECC as announced in the 2010 Annual Energy Statement

DECC

Renewables Advisory Board

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and function

DECC

UK Chemical Weapons Convention National Authority Advisory Committee

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and function. Options for retaining stakeholder input in this area are being considered

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a committee of experts

Defra

Advisory Committee on Organic Standards

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and functions

Defra

Advisory Committee on Packaging

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a committee of experts

Defra

Advisory Committee on Pesticides

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a committee of experts

Defra

Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government

Defra

Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Under consideration – Initiate debate with industry about future of body, including non-public sector options

Defra

Agricultural Dwelling House Advisory Committees (x16)

No longer an NDPB – Abolish bodies and functions, as previously announced

Defra

Agricultural Land Tribunal

Under consideration – Currently considering, by the end of 2010, scope to transfer jurisdiction of this tribunal into MoJ's tribunal service

Defra

Agricultural Wages Board for England and Wales

No longer an NDPB – Abolish and bring agricultural workers under national minimum wages legislation, as previously announced

Defra

Agricultural Wages Committees (x15)

No longer an NDPB – Abolish bodies and functions, as previously announced

Defra

Air Quality Expert Group

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a committee of experts

Defra

Animal Health and Welfare Strategy England Implementation Group

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and functions

Defra

British Waterways

No longer a Public Corporation – Abolish as a public corporation in England and Wales and create a new waterways charity – similar to a National Trust for the waterways

Defra

British Wool Marketing Board

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government

Defra

Broads Authority

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government; but review governance and increase accountability

Defra

Commission for Rural Communities

No longer an NDPB – Abolish and reinforce Government's capacity to reflect rural interests in policies and programmes, as previously announced

Defra

Committee on Agricultural Valuation

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and functions, as previously announced

Defra

Commons Commissioners

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and functions, as previously announced

Defra

Consumer Council for Water

Under consideration – Decision to be taken as part of OFWAT review launched on 26 August. Outcome of the review will be set out in the Water White Paper, due for publication in June 2011

Defra

Covent Garden Market Authority

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government

Defra

Darwin Advisory Committee

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a committee of experts

Defra

Environment Agency

Retain and substantially reform – Reform through structural, process and cultural change to become a more efficient and customer focused organisation; and clarify accountabilities. Further announcements after the spending review. The Environment Agency in Wales may move to form part of a WAG Environmental Body.

Defra

Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and functions

Defra

Farm Animal Welfare Council

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a committee of experts

Defra

Food from Britain

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and functions

Defra

Forestry Commission

Retain and substantially reform – Details of reform will be set out by Defra later in the autumn as part of the Government's strategic approach to forestry in England. The Forestry Commission in Wales may move to form part of a WAG Environmental Body.

Defra

Gangmasters Licensing Authority

Retain– Retain on grounds of impartiality

Defra

Independent Agricultural Appeals Panel

Retain– Retain on grounds of impartiality

Defra

Inland Waterways Advisory Council

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and functions, as previously announced

Defra

Internal Drainage Boards (x 160)

Retain and substantially reform – Improve efficiency and accountability, amend functions, and increase the involvement of local communities

Defra

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

Retain– Retain on grounds of impartiality

Defra

Marine Management Organisation

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of government

Defra

National Forest Company

Retain – Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of government

Defra

National Parks Authorities (x9)

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of government; but review governance and increase accountability

Defra

National Standing Committee on Farm Animal Genetic Resources

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a committee of experts

Defra

Natural England

Retain and substantially reform – Reform through structural, process and cultural change to become a more efficient and customer focused organisation; and clarify accountabilities. Further announcements after the spending review

Defra

OFWAT

Retain – Review launched 26 August to ensure it is fit for future challenges. The outcome of the review will be set out in the Water White Paper, due for publication in June 2011

Defra

Pesticide Residues Committee

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a committee of experts

Defra

Plant Varieties and Seeds Tribunal

Under consideration – Currently considering, by the end of 2010, scope to transfer jurisdiction of this tribunal into MoJ's tribunal service

Defra

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government

Defra

Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and functions as previously announced

Defra

Science Advisory Council

Retain– Retain on grounds of independence, and broaden remit to strengthen co-ordination of all Defra science advice

Defra

Sea Fish Industry Authority

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government

Defra

Sea Fish Licence Tribunal

Under consideration – Currently considering, by the end of 2010, scope to transfer jurisdiction of this tribunal into MoJ's tribunal service

Defra

Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and transfer functions to Department of Health

Defra

Sustainable Development Commission

Under consideration – Future of body currently being considered in light of Defra's decision to withdraw funding at end of 2010/11; as previously announced

Defra

Veterinary Products Committee

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government

Defra

Veterinary Residues Committee

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a committee of experts

Defra

Zoos Forum

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a committee of experts

Department for Education (DfE)

British Educational Communications and Technology Agency

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and transfer some functions to the Department for Education, as previously announced

DfE

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

Under Consideration – Being considered by the Family Justice Review Panel as part of a full review of the family justice system, reporting in 2011

DfE

Children's Workforce Development Council

Under Consideration – Options being considered with an announcement being made before the end of 2010

DfE

General Teaching Council for England

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body as part of the Government's wider plans to streamline and improve arrangements for tackling underperforming teachers, as previously announced

DfE

Independent Advisory Group on Teenage Pregnancy

No longer an NDPB – Abolish once the existing remit for the group comes to an end in December 2010. Arrangements to be made for access to expert advice to Government as required

DfE

National College for Leadership of Schools and Children's Services

Under Consideration – Options being considered with an announcement being made before the end of 2010

DfE

Ofqual

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which requires impartiality. Introduce legislation to strengthen governance arrangements

DfE

Ofsted

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which requires impartiality. Reform inspection functions to increase proportionality and reduce burdens

DfE

Partnerships for Schools

Under Consideration – Subject to the overarching review of Department for Education's capital expenditure, to be completed in December 2010

DfE

Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and transfer some functions (including key activities such as National Curriculum Tests) to the Department for Education, as previously announced

DfE

School Food Trust

No longer an NDPB – Abolish NDPB status, but continue as a charity with the potential to become a community interest company

DfE

School Support Staff Negotiating Body

Under Consideration – Subject to further discussions with employer and union representatives

DfE

School Teachers' Review Body

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires political impartiality

DfE

Teachers TV Board of Governors

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and functions

DfE

The Office of the Children's Commissioner

Under Consideration – Subject to a formal review to be finalised by the end of November 2010

DfE

Training and Development Agency for Schools

Under Consideration – Options being considered with an announcement being made before the end of 2010

DfE

Young People's Learning Agency

Under Consideration – Subject to education structural reforms

Department for International Development (DfID)

Commonwealth Development Corporation

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government

DfID

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK

Retain– Retain on grounds of impartiality

Department of Health (DH)

Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee

Retain– Retain on grounds of impartiality

DH

Advisory Board on the Registration of Homeopathic Products

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) committee of experts

DH

Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a Department of Health / Public Health Service committee of experts

DH

Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances

No longer an NDPB – Abolish and reconstitute as a Department of Health / Public Health Service committee of experts

DH

Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards

Retain– Retain on the grounds of impartiality

DH

Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a Department of Health / Public Health Service committee of experts

DH

Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a Department of Health / Public Health Service committee of experts

DH

Advisory Group on Hepatitis

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a Department of Health / Public Health Service committee of experts

DH

Alcohol Education and Research Council

No longer an NDPB – Abolish as an NDPB and remain as a charity, as previously announced

DH

Appointments Commission

No longer an NDPB – Abolish – accountability for remaining public appointments will rest with Ministers, as previously announced

DH

British Pharmacopoeia Commission

Retain– Retain on the grounds of impartiality

DH

Care Quality Commission

Retain– Retain on the grounds of impartiality

DH

Commission on Human Medicines

Retain– Retain on the grounds of impartiality

DH

Committee on Carcogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a Department of Health / Public Health Service committee of experts

DH

Committee on Medical Effects of Air Pollutants

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a Department of Health / Public Health Service committee of experts

DH

Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a Department of Health / Public Health Service committee of experts

DH

Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a Department of Health / Public Health Service committee of experts

DH

Committee on the Safety of Devices

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) committee of experts

DH

Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence

No longer an NDPB – Abolish as an NDPB and make a self-funding body, as previously announced

DH

Expert Advisory Group on AIDS

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a Department of Health / Public Health Service committee of experts

DH

Gene Therapy Advisory Committee

No longer an NDPB – Abolish and transfer some functions to new research regulator

DH

General Social Care Council

No longer an NDPB – Abolish as an NDPB and transfer functions to Health Professions Council, as previously announced

DH

Genetics and Insurance Committee

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body. Functions have been transferred to other bodies

DH

Health Protection Agency

No longer an NDPB – Abolish as an NDPB and transfer functions as part of the new Public Health Service, as previously announced

DH

Herbal Medicines Advisory Committee

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) committee of experts

DH

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

No longer an NDPB – Transfer functions to other regulators (body to be abolished by end of current Parliament), as previously announced

DH

Human Genetics Commission

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a Department of Health committee of experts

DH

Human Tissue Authority

No longer an NDPB – Transfer functions to other regulators (body to be abolished by end of current Parliament), as previously announced

DH

Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV

No longer an NDPB – Abolish and replace with a stakeholder advisory group

DH

Independent Reconfiguration Panel

Retain– Retain on grounds of impartiality

DH

Independent Review Panel for the Classification of Borderline Products

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)committee of experts

DH

Independent Review panel on the Advertising of Medicines

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) committee of experts

DH

Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a Department of Health / Public Health Service committee of experts

DH

Medical Education England

Retain– Retain on the grounds of impartiality

DH

Monitor

Retain– Retain and make an economic regulator

DH

National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care

No longer an NDPB – Abolish body and transfer statutory functions to the Quality Commission and obtain some advice currently provided by NIGB within the Department of Health or other bodies

DH

National Joint Registry Steering Committee

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a Department of Health committee experts

DH

NHS Pay Review Body

Retain– Retain on the grounds of impartiality

DH

Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Remuneration

Retain– Retain on the grounds of impartiality

DH

Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition

No longer an NDPB – Reconstitute as a Department of Health committee experts

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)

BBC World Service

Retain– Retain on grounds of performing a technical function and impartiality grounds

FCO

British Council

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