Armed Forces Pay Review Body to be retained

The Cabinet Office today issued the list of proposed reforms to the Government's Public Bodies, or quangos. The following MoD-sponsored bodies listed below are all slated for retention. BAFF particularly welcomes the retention of the Armed Forces Pay Review Body (AFPRB).

MoD-related Public Bodies - Government proposals

Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors - Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires impartiality

Advisory Group on Military Medicine - Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government
 

Armed Forces Pay Review Body - Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires impartiality

Central Advisory Committee on Pensions and Compensation - Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires impartiality

Defence Nuclear Safety Committee - Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government

Defence Scientific Advisory Council - Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government

Independent Monitoring Board for the Military Corrective Training Centre - Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires impartiality

National Army Museum - Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent from Government

National Museum of the Royal Navy - Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government

Nuclear Research Advisory Council - Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government

Oil and Pipelines Agency - Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government

Review Board for Government Contracts - Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government

Royal Air Force Museum - Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government

Science Advisory Committee on the Medical Implications of Less-Lethal Weapons - Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should remain independent of Government

Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees (x 13) - Retain on grounds of performing a function which requires impartiality

 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission, which sometimes impinges on defence personnel matters, is to be retained and substantially reformed, "with better focus on its core regulatory functions and improved use of taxpayers' money". The Government intends to introduce a Public Bodies Bill that will enable many of these plans to be implemented.
 

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