Home Office Government Quangos (Public Bodies)

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Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

Advisory, statutory, NDPB as constituted under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

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Animals in Science Committee

To advise the Secretaries of State for the Home Office and Northern Ireland Office on their duties under the terms of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 as amended. It is also responsible for exchanging information with similar EU National Committees in other member states and sharing best practice within the EU on the operation of animal welfare bodies.

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Disclosure and Barring Service

Provides criminal records checks and barring decisions.

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Her Majesty's Passport Office (formerly the Identity and Passport Sevice)

Her Majesty's Passport Office has 2 main functions; providing passport services and administering civil registration. It is the registration function delivered through the General Register Office that is of a regulatory nature in that it develops and administers the legislation and policy in relation to the registration service in England and Wales, which is delivered locally by 174 local authorities.

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Independent Police Complaints Commission

The IPCC has a dual purpose to act as an overall guardian ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of the operation of the whole police complaints system and to also take a role in individual cases.

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Investigatory Powers Tribunal

A statutory body established to consider proceedings bought under Section 7 of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA) against the intelligence services and certain public authorities in respect of their investigatory powers and conduct. To investigate complaints regarding actions by those intelligence services and public authorities who hold powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to ascertain whether they have used those powers lawfully.

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Migration Advisory Committee

Provides independent, evidence based advice to government on migration, particularly shortages in the labour market where migration can contribute.

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National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Body

The National Crime Agency Remuneration Review Body (NCARRB) make independent recommendations to the government on the pay and allowances of National Crime Agency (NCA) officers designated with operational powers. These officers are subject to legislative restrictions on industrial action.

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National DNA Database Ethics Group

To provide independent advice on ethical issues around the operations of the National DNA Database.

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National Fraud Authority

To lead and co-ordinate the fight against fraud; to provide the national fraud and internet crime reporting service, Action Fraud.

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Office of Surveillance Commissioners

To keep under review public authority use of covert techniques under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, the Regulation of Investigatory Powers (Scotland) Act and the Police Act.

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Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

To regulate those who provide immigration advice and services by promoting good practice and investigating complaints.

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Police Advisory Board of England and Wales

Discusses matters other than those relating to police pay and conditions; provides advice to the Home Secretary on matters related to policing.

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Police Negotiating Board

Negotiates on matters relating to police pay and conditions; provides advice to the Home Secretary on matters related to policing.

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Police Arbitration Tribunal

Decides on matters relating to police pay and conditions; provides advice to the Home Secretary on matters related to policing where Police Negotiating Board cannot agree.

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Police Discipline Appeals Tribunal

To consider appeals by police officers against decisions taken in relation to misconduct or unsatisfactory performance procedures.

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Security Industry Authority

The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry. They are an independent body reporting to the Home Secretary, under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001.

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Technical Advisory Board

To advise the Home Secretary on whether obligations imposed on communications service providers (CSPs) under the terms of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) are reasonable.

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