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Departmental Expert Groups

Volume 479: debated on Monday 29 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what expert groups his Department has set up since it was established. (213194)

Details of formal, standing bodies set up by Government to provide independent, expert advice to Departments and Ministers are published annually by the Cabinet Office. These bodies, known as advisory non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs), are listed in the annual “Public Bodies” publication. “Public Bodies” also contains some details on short-term advisory groups and task forces. Copies of “Public Bodies” from 1999 to 2006 can be viewed and downloaded from:

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/about/public/bodies.asp

listed under the Department’s former name Department for Education and Skills. Copies are also available in the Library for the reference of Members.

Information on the Department’s “Public Bodies” from 2003 to 2008 can be downloaded from:

http://www.dcsf.gov.uk/aboutus/reports/

Copies are also available in the Library for the reference of Members.