Public Bodies

HM Treasury written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted Baroness Bowles of Berkhamsted Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Henley on 1 February (HL4990), what other examples there are of non-departmental central government bodies that have operated on the basis of expected status rather than actual status confirmed by the National Accounts Classification Committee; and if there are such examples, for how long those bodies operated before their status was confirmed.

Photo of Lord Bates Lord Bates The Minister of State, Department for International Development

Information is not held centrally relating to a full historic list of central government bodies that have operated on the basis of expected status rather than actual status, as confirmed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

In the absence of an ONS classification, the Treasury can advise on sector classification (i.e. whether a body is in or outside central government). Where the ONS has not yet taken a decision on a body, it will be considered to be within Central Government if it appears to fit the criteria for classification as a ‘central government’ body.

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