Ministry Of Defence Government Quangos (Public Bodies)

Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors

The Committee is responsible for advising the Secretary of State for Defence on all claims to conscientious objection to further service in the Armed Forces made by officers and other ranks of the Armed Forces whose application for permission to retire or resign their commissions or for discharge have been refused by the Service authorities.

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Advisory Group on Military Medicine

AGOMM is established to provide independent advice to the Secretary of State for Defence on medical issues relating to Medical Force Protection and Clinical Treatments used on operations.

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Armed Forces Pay Review Body

The Armed Forces' Pay Review Body is to provide independent advice to the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Defence on the remuneration and charges for members of the Naval, Military and Air Forces of the Crown.

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Central Advisory Committee on Pensions and Compensation

The CAC acts as a policy advisory and consultative body for all service pension and compensation issues.

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Defence Nuclear Safety Committee

The Defence Nuclear Safety Committee is responsible for providing the Secretary of State for Defence with an independent source of expertise and advice concerning the safety of Ministry of Defence nuclear programmes, facilities and operations.

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Defence Science and Technology Laboratory

To maximise the impact of science and technology for the defence and security of the UK.

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Defence Scientific Advisory Council

DSAC is established to provide independent advice to the Secretary of State for Defence on all matters of concern to the Department in the fields of non-nuclear science, engineering, technology and analysis.

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Defence Support Group

To provide MOD with secure access to an assured capacity and capability for through-life maintenance, repair, overhaul (MRO), upgrade and procurement support for land and air equipment, both in the UK and in operational theatres.

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Independent Medical Expert Group

To provide advice and recommendations to Minister on the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

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Independent Monitoring Board for the Military Corrective Training Centre

The Independent Monitoring Board inspect the Military Corrective Training Centre at least twice a year and reports its findings to Ministers. It inspects, amongst other things, the condition of the premises and the treatment, health and welfare of detainees. The arrangements are very similar to those in place for civilian detention facilities in the UK.

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National Army Museum

To gather, maintain and make known the story of the British Army and its role and impact in world history. To provide a museum experience that meets the widest range of public need and connects the British public with its Army.

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National Employer Advisory Board

NEAB exists to provide informed but independent strategic advice to the Secretary of State for Defence and the MOD about how the MOD can most effectively gain and maintain the support of the employers of Britain's Reserve Forces. The Board shall not exceed 15 members, and include representatives from the CBI, the TUC, the Institute of Directors and the British Chambers of Commerce. The Board should provide wide geographical coverage of the UK and a broad representation between manufacturing and service industries, large and small companies and public sector.

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National Museum of the Royal Navy

The goal of the Museum is to promote public understanding of the Royal Navy and its constituent branches, past, present and future

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Nuclear Research Advisory Council

The Nuclear Research Advisory Council is charged with reviewing the Atomic Weapons Establishment nuclear warhead capability sustainment programme, including the requirement for above ground experiments and other facilities and techniques necessary to develop and maintain a UK nuclear weapon capability in the absence of underground testing. The Council also examines the Atomic Weapons Establishment's programme of international collaboration.

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Review Board for Government Contracts

Under an agreement between the UK Government and the Confederation of British Industry, first made in 1968, a Government Profit Formula and Associated Arrangements (GPF AA) exists to give contractors engaged on non-competitive government work a fair return. The Board exists to make recommendations in respect of the GPF; to prescribe the Government Accounting Conventions for use in determining overhead costs; to resolve references to the Review Board by either MOD or Industry and to publish Reviews on the GPF (known colloquially as the "Yellow Book").

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Royal Air Force Museum

The RAF Museum's objective is to promote public understanding of the history and traditions of the Royal Air Force by collecting, preserving and exhibiting artefacts and materials.

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Science Advisory Committee on the Medical Implications of Less-Lethal Weapons

To provide advice on the biophysical, biomechanical, pathological and clinical aspects of generic classes of less-lethal weapon systems.

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UK Hydrographic Office

To provide navigation charts and other hydrographic products and services to Defence, UK and other Governments, and for commercial shipping.

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Veterans Advisory and Pensions Committees (x 13)

VAPC play a central role in promoting the interests & welfare of veterans by: raising awareness of schemes administered by Service Personnel & Veterans Agency; Welfare Pathways; advising & signposting veterans; and providing a consultative body able to engage with the MOD.

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