The authority, an executive nondepartmental
public body sponsored by the Department of Energy and Climate Change, has written to Northumberland County Council to express its "support and encouragement" for the mine that Banks Mining is looking to operate.
The party's shadow environment minister Llyr Gruffydd pointed out that, of the 34 Defra-funded nondepartmental
public bodies, more than a third are operational in Wales.
Cronin called an "Inner" and "Outer" cabinet--in preference to meetings of the whole cabinet, of including heads of nondepartmental
entities in cabinet meetings, and of relying on informal groups--Andrew Jackson's "kitchen cabinet," Grover Cleveland's "fishing cabinet," and Franklin Roosevelt's Brain Trust--for policy advice and formulation (Cohen 1988, 29-32, 122-25; Cronin 1980, 191; Milkis and Nelson 1980, 125; Warshaw 1996, 19).
As part of its effort to determine its own effectiveness, in 2009 the E&A unit solicited feedback from internal departmental users and external, nondepartmental
users, such as other agencies and university researchers.
The Conservative aversion to quangos is also visible in their approach to the farming sector, which has seen 67 nondepartmental
bodies spun out of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Operating much like other peer-based assistance programs, the team can offer confidential and voluntary nondepartmental
assistance to personnel struggling with personal or job-related stressors.
Lastly, questions were asked about what types of nondepartmental
support might be available.
As Lord Chief Justice Sir Brian Kerr appeared before Stormont MLAs for the first time, he also recommended a nondepartmental
board to protect the Court Service's independence.
These 104 components operate within 14 departments and 28 nondepartmental
What are quangos and nondepartmental
Again, the need for expertise and investment combined with the capacity to share and disseminate information is prompting the creation of nondepartmental
forms of organization, particularly ISD arrangements such as service utilities.
The department blocked the appointment each time, even when Hutchins offered to pay his salary from nondepartmental
funds, because in the words of one member of the department, 'Maritain is a propagandist.