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The things the Government does

In Uncategorized on Thursday 11th February, 2010 by Guy

The list of "Government departments and other public bodies" that the Parliamentary Ombudsman (who is, yes, a woman) can investigate complaints against inadvertently provides a scary view of the current size of Government in the UK.

Aren't you glad we fund such luminary institutions as the following?:

Administration of Radioactive Substances Advisory Committee
Advisory Board on the Registration of Homeopathic Products
Advisory Committee on Advertising 
Advisory Committee on Animal Feedingstuffs 
Advisory Committee on Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infections 
Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances
Advisory Committee on Carbon Abatement
Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards
Advisory Committee on Consumer Engagement
Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens
Advisory Committee on the Government Art Collection
Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances
Advisory Committee on Historic Wreck Sites 
Advisory Committee on Microbiological Safety of Food 
Advisory Committee on National Historic Ships
Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes
Advisory Committee on Organic Standards 
Advisory Committee on Pesticides 
Advisory Committee on Releases to the Environment 
Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs 
Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
Advisory Council on Historical Manuscripts
Advisory Council on Libraries
Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs 
Advisory Council on National Records and Archives (includes Advisory Council on Historical Manuscripts and Advisory Council on Public Records)
Advisory Council on Public Records
Advisory Group on Hepatitis
Advisory Group on Medical Countermeasures 
Advisory Panel on Beacon Councils
Advisory Panel on Public Sector Information 
Advisory Panel on Standards for the Planning Inspectorate
Agricultural dwelling house advisory committees
Agricultural Wages Board for England and Wales
Agricultural wages committees
Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board 
Air Quality Expert Group
Alcohol Education and Research Council
Animal Welfare Advisory Committee 
Animals Procedures Committee
Appeal Officer for Community Interest Companies
Arts and Humanities Research Council 
Arts Council of England (Arts Council England) 
Authorised Conveyancing Practitioners Board

And that's just under A! What's the whackiest organisation you can find? How about the least active? I'm off to find out the budget for a randomly-picked organisation from those above. Wish me luck!

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