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Public And Advisory Bodies

Volume 412: debated on Friday 11 April 2003

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To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the criteria are for classifying public and advisory bodies as(a) executive non-departmental public bodies, (b) advisory non-departmental public bodies, (c) task forces, (d) ad hoc advisory groups and (e) reviews; and what particular qualities or characteristics distinguish these bodies from each other. [102521]

[pursuant to his answer, 17 March 2003, Official Report, c. 499–500 WI: Paragraph 6 of the answer should have read, Some of these bodies may go onto become classified as NDPBs where the need for the body's advice continues beyond its original life span e.g. Skills Task Force and the New Deal Task Force.