Privy Council Office

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Privy Council Office

At the Court at Buckingham Palace

THE 9th DAY OF JULY 2008




The Public Appointments Order in Council 2002 (the “2002 Order”) makes provision for an independent Commissioner to monitor the procedures adopted by appointing authorities (Ministers of the Crown and others) when making appointments to public bodies.

It is desirable to amend the 2002 Order to consolidate the Schedule of public bodies falling within the remit of Her Majesty’s Commissioner for Public Appointments.

Her Majesty is, therefore, pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order as follows:-


1. The Schedule to the 2002 Order is substituted with the Schedule to this Order.

Citation and commencement

2. (1) This Order may be cited as the Public Appointments (Amendment) Order in Council 2008 and shall come into force forthwith.

(2) The Interpretation Act 1978(a) shall apply for the interpretation of this Order as it applies for the interpretation of an Act of Parliament.

Judith Simpson

Clerk of the Privy Council

(a) 1978 c. 30

S chedule

Cabinet Office

Advisory Committee on Business Appointments


Civil Service Appeal Board

Commission for the Compact

Committee on Standards in Public Life

House of Lords Appointments Commission

Main Honours Advisory Committee

Security Commission

Security Vetting Appeals Panel

Senior Salaries Review Body

The Office of the Third Sector Advisory Body

Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

Advantage West Midlands

Advisory Committee on Carbon Abatement Technologies

Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas)

British Nuclear Fuels plc

British Shipbuilders Corporation

Capital for Enterprise Ltd

Civil Nuclear Police Authority

Coal Authority

Competition Commission

Competition Service

Consumer Council for Postal Services (Postwatch)

East Midlands Development Agency

East of England Development Agency

Fuel Poverty Advisory Group

Gas and Electricity Consumer Council (Energywatch)

Gas and Electricity Markets Authority

Hearing Aid Council

Industrial Development Advisory Board

Local Better Regulation Office

Low Pay Commission

National Consumer Council

North West Regional Development Agency

Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

Nuclear Liabilities Fund

Office of Communications (OFCOM)

One North East

Regional Industrial Development Boards

Renewables Advisory Board

Royal Mail Holdings plc

SITPRO Limited

South East England Development Agency

South West of England Regional Development Agency

UK Chemical Weapons Convention National Authority Advisory Committee

Union Modernisation Fund Supervisory Board

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Advisory Board

Yorkshire Forward

Department for Children, Schools and Families

11 Million (formerly known as the Office of the Children’s Commissioner)

British Educational Communications and Technology Agency

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

General Teaching Council for England

National College for School Leadership

Partnerships for Schools

Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

School Food Trust

School Support Staff Negotiating Body

School Teachers’ Review Body

Teachers’ TV

Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group

Training and Development Agency for Schools

Department for Communities and Local Government

Advisory Panel for the Beacon Scheme

Advisory Panel on Standards for the Planning Inspectorate

Architects Registration Board

Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England and Wales

Building Regulations Advisory Committee

Community Development Foundation

English Partnerships


LEASE (The Leasehold Advisory Service)

London Thames Gateway Development Corporation

National Community Forum

National Housing and Planning Advice Unit

The Housing Corporation

The Standards Board for England

Thurrock Development Corporation

Valuation Tribunal Service

West Northamptonshire Development Corporation

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Advisory Committee on Historic Wreck Sites

Advisory Committee on National Historic Ships

Advisory Committee on the Government Art Collection

Advisory Council on Libraries

Arts Council England

Big Lottery Fund

British Broadcasting Corporation

British Library

British Museum

Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment

Culture East Midlands

Culture North East

Culture North West

Culture South East

Culture South West

Culture West Midlands

England Marketing Advisory Board

English Heritage

Football Licensing Authority

Gambling Commission

Geffrye Museum

Historic Royal Palaces

Horniman Public Museum and Public Park Trust

Horserace Betting Levy Board

Horserace Totalisator Board

Imperial War Museum

Legal Deposit Advisory Panel

Living East

Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester

Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

National Gallery

National Heritage Memorial Fund

National Lottery Commission

National Maritime Museum

National Museum of Science and Industry

National Museums Liverpool

National Portrait Gallery

Natural History Museum

Olympic Delivery Authority

Olympic Lottery Distributor

Public Lending Right Advisory Committee

Public Lending Right Registrar

Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest

Royal Armouries Museum

Sianel Pedwar Cymru (Welsh Fourth Channel Authority)

Spoliation Advisory Panel

Sport England


Theatres Trust

Treasure Valuation Committee

UK Film Council

UK Sport

Victoria and Albert Museum


Wallace Collection

Yorkshire Culture

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances

Advisory Committee on Organic Standards

Advisory Committee on Packaging

Advisory Committee on Pesticides

Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment

Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board

Agricultural Wages Board for England and Wales

Agricultural Wages Committees for England

Agriculture Dwelling House Advisory Committees

Air Quality Expert Group

Animal Health and Welfare Strategy England Implementation Group

British Waterways Board

Commission for Rural Communities

Committee on Radioactive Waste Management

Consumer Council for Water

Covent Garden Market Authority

Darwin Advisory Committee

Environment Agency

Expert Panel on Air Quality Standards

Farm Animal Welfare Council

Food from Britain

Gangmasters Licensing Authority

Independent Agricultural Appeals Panel

Independent Scientific Group on Cattle TB

Inland Waterways Amenity Advisory Council

Joint Nature Conservation Committee

National Forest Company

Natural England

Pesticides Residue Committee

Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution

Science Advisory Council

Sea Fish Industry Authority

Spongiform Encephalopathy Advisory Committee

Sustainable Development Commission

Veterinary Products Committee

Veterinary Residues Committee

Water Services Regulation Authority (OFWAT)

Zoos Forum

Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills

Arts and Humanities Research Council

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

British Hallmarking Council

Construction Industry Training Board

Council for Science and Technology

Design Council

Economic and Social Research Council

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Engineering Construction Industry Training Board

Film Industry Training Board for England and Wales

Higher Education Funding Council for England

Investors in People UK

Learning and Skills Council

Medical Research Council

National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts

Natural Environment Research Council

Office for Fair Access

Quality Improvement Agency for Lifelong Learning

Science and Technology Facilities Council

Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property

Student Loans Company Ltd

Technology Strategy Board

UK Commission for Employment and Skills

Department for International Development

Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

Department for Transport

British Transport Police Authority

Civil Aviation Authority

Commission for Integrated Transport

Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee

Northern Lighthouse Board

Passenger Focus

Railway Heritage Committee

Renewable Fuels Agency

Trinity House Lighthouse Service

Department for Work and Pensions

Disability Employment Advisory Committee

Disability Living Allowance Advisory Board

Equality 2025

Health and Safety Executive

Independent Living Funds

Industrial Injuries Advisory Council

Pensions Protection Fund

Personal Accounts Delivery Authority

Remploy Limited

Social Security Advisory Committee

The Pensions Regulator

Department of Health

Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee

Advisory Board on the Registration of Homeopathic Medicines

Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances

Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards

Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens

Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs

Advisory Group on Hepatitis

Alcohol Education and Research Council

Appointments Commission

British Pharmacopoeia Commission

Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health

Commission for Social Care Inspection

Commission on Human Medicines

Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment

Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment

Committee on Mutagenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment

Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants

Committee on the Safety of Devices

Doctors’ and Dentists’ Review Body

Expert Advisory Group on AIDS

Gene Therapy Advisory Committee

General Social Care Council

Genetics and Insurance Committee

Health and Social Care Information Centre

Health Protection Agency

Healthcare Commission

Herbal Medicines Advisory Committee

Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority

Human Genetics Commission

Human Tissue Authority

Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV

Independent Reconfiguration Panel

Independent Review Panel for Advertising

Independent Review Panel on the classification of Borderline Products

Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

Mental Health Act Commission

Monitor – Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts

National Biological Standards Board (UK)

National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

National Joint Registry Steering Committee

National Patient Safety Agency

National Treatment Agency

NHS Blood and Transplant Authority

NHS Business Services Authority

NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

NHS Litigation Authority

NHS Professionals

NHS Trusts

Nursing and Other Health Professions Review Body

Patient Information Advisory Group

Plasma Resources UK Ltd

Primary Care Trusts

Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition

Specialist Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance

Standing Dental Advisory Committee

Steering Committee on Pharmacy Postgraduate Education

Strategic Health Authorities

Export Credits Guarantee Department

Export Guarantees Advisory Council

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

British Council

Diplomatic Service Appeal Board

Government Hospitality Advisory Committee for the Purchase of Wine

Great Britain-China Centre

Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission

Westminster Foundation for Democracy

Wilton Park Academic Council

Government Equalities Office

Commission for Equality and Human Rights

Women’s National Commission

HM Treasury

Court of Directors of the Bank of England, with the exception of the Governor and Deputy Governors

Home Office

Advisory Board on Naturalisation and Integration

Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

Advisory Panel on Country Information

Animal Procedures Committee

Border and Immigration Agency Complaints Audit Committee

Independent Safeguarding Authority

Independent Police Complaints Commission

Migration Advisory Committee

National DNA Database Ethics Group

National Policing Improvements Agency

Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

Police Advisory Board for England and Wales

Police Negotiating Board

Security Industry Authority

Serious Organised Crime Agency

Technical Advisory Board (for the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000)

Ministry of Defence

Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors

Advisory Group on Medical Countermeasures

Animal Welfare Advisory Committee

Armed Forces Pay Review Body

Central Advisory Committee on War Pensions

Dartmoor Steering Group

Defence Nuclear Safety Committee

Defence Scientific Advisory Council

Fleet Air Arm Museum

Independent Board of Visitors for Military Corrective Training Centre

National Army Museum

National Employer Advisory Board

Nuclear Research Advisory Council

Oil and Pipelines Agency

Review Board for Government Contracts

Royal Air Force Museum

Royal Marines Museum

Royal Naval Museum

Royal Navy Submarine Museum

War Pensions Committees

Ministry of Justice

Administrative Justice and Tribunals Council

Advisory Committees on General Commissioners of Income Tax

Advisory Committees on Justices of the Peace in England and Wales

Advisory Council on National Records and Archives

Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information

Boundary Commission for England

Boundary Commission for Scotland

Boundary Commission for Wales

Civil Justice Council

Civil Procedure Rule Committee

Courts Boards

Criminal Cases Review Commission

Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

Criminal Procedure Rule Committee

Crown Court Rule Committee

Family Justice Council

Family Procedure Rule Committee

Information Commissioner’s Office

Insolvency Rules Committee

Judicial Appointments Commission

Land Registration Rule Committee

Law Commission

Legal Services Commission

Legal Services Consultative Panel

Parole Board

Prison Service Pay Review Body

Sentencing Advisory Panel

Sentencing Guidelines Council

Strategic Investment Board

Victims Advisory Panel

Youth Justice Board for England and Wales

Northern Ireland Court Service

Advisory Committees on Justices of the Peace

Advisory Committees on the General Commissioner of Income Tax

Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission

Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission

Northern Ireland Office

Boundary Commission for Northern Ireland

Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland

Equality Commission for Northern Ireland

Independent Assessor for Police Service Northern Ireland Recruitment Vetting

Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

Northern Ireland Law Commission

Northern Ireland Police Fund

Northern Ireland Policing Board

Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland

Parades Commission for Northern Ireland

Probation Board for Northern Ireland

Royal Ulster Constabulary George Cross Foundation

Royal Mint

Royal Mint Advisory Committee on the Design of Coins, Medals, Seals and Decorations

Welsh Assembly Government

Advisory Panel on Substance Misuse

Agricultural Dwelling House Advisory Committee

Agricultural Wages Committee

All Wales Medicines Strategy Group

Arts Council of Wales

Care Council for Wales

Community Health Councils

Countryside Council for Wales

Higher Education Funding Council for Wales

Independent Appeal Panel for Farmers

Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales

Local Health Boards (Chairs only)

National Health Service Trusts

National Library of Wales

National Museum of Wales

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

Sports Council for Wales

Wales Centre for Health

Welsh Committee for Professional Development of Pharmacy

Welsh Industrial Development Advisory Board

Welsh Language Board


(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order amends the Public Appointments Order in Council 2002 (the “2002 Order”).

The 2002 Order sets out the functions of Her Majesty’s Commissioner for Public Appointments. The Schedule to the 2002 Order lists public bodies in relation to which Her Majesty’s Commissioner for Public Appointments’ functions are exercised.

This Order amends the 2002 Order by substituting the Schedule to that Order with the Schedule to this Order. The Schedule was last amended on 27 June 2007 by an instrument in writing pursuant to Article 1(1) of the 2002 Order.

This Order adds twenty four new bodies to the list of public bodies contained in the instrument of 27 June 2007, and removes fifty two bodies. The twenty four new bodies are:

1. Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board
2. Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs
3. Boundary Commission for Wales
4. Capital for Enterprise Ltd
5. Community Development Foundation
6. Film Industry Board for England and Wales
7. Gas and Electricity Markets Authority
8. Independent Safeguarding Authority
9. Judicial Appointments Commission
10. Migration Advisory Committee
11. National DNA Database Ethics Group
12. National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care
13. Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission
14. Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission
15. Personal Accounts Delivery Authority
16. Renewable Fuels Agency
17. School Support Staff Negotiating Body
18. Science and Technology Facilities Council
19. Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property
20. The Office of the Third Sector Advisory Body
21. UK Commission for Employment and Skills
22. Victims Advisory Panel
23. Water Services Regulation Authority
24. Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Advisory Board