Welsh Government sponsored bodies
Welsh Government sponsored bodies (WGSBs) (Welsh: Corff a Noddir gan Lywodraeth Cymru, CNLC) are non-departmental public bodies directly funded by the Welsh Government. Under the Government of Wales Act 1998 they were sponsored by the National Assembly for Wales and were known as Assembly Sponsored public bodies, and this was changed by the Schedule 3 of the Wales Act 2017 which amended the Government of Wales Act 2006.
Welsh Government sponsored bodies undertake various functions on behalf of Welsh Ministers, but operate independently of the Welsh Government. Corporate governance is performed by a Chair and Board for each sponsored body, who are appointed by Welsh Ministers, in accordance with governance code established by the Commissioner for Public Appointments. The role and governance of sponsored bodies was made stated by Ken Skates (Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure), in a written statement to the National Assembly,
Sponsored bodies have expertise and experience in specialist areas, and are valued partners who support and contribute towards many Welsh Government strategic initiatives and programmes. In terms of governance, they have separate Chairs and Boards appointed in accordance with the Code of Practice for Ministerial Appointments to Public Bodies.— Ken Skates, Welsh Government relationship with sponsored bodies
Sponsored bodies are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000, under Section 83, and have been given guidance by the Information Commissioner's Office on they should exercise this responsibility.
List of public bodies
- Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales
- Arts Council of Wales
- Social Care Wales
- Natural Resources Wales
- Higher Education Funding Council for Wales
- National Library of Wales
- Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales
- Sport Wales
- Qualifications Wales
Former Executive WGSBs
These organisations have now been integrated into their respective Departments.
- ELWa – The National Council for Education and Training for Wales
- Health Professions Wales
- Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales
- Wales Tourist Board
- Welsh Development Agency
- Welsh Language Board
- Agricultural Dwelling House Advisory Committee
- All Wales Medicines Strategy Group
- Ancient Monuments Board for Wales
- Historic Buildings Council for Wales
- Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales
- Social Services Inspectorate for Wales Advisory Group
- Welsh Centre for Post-Graduate Pharmaceutical Education
- Welsh Dental Committee
- Welsh Industrial Development Advisory Board
- Welsh Medical Committee
- Welsh Nursing and Midwifery Committee
- Welsh Optometric Committee
- Welsh Pharmaceutical Committee
- Welsh Scientific Advisory Committee
- Agricultural Land Tribunal
- Mental Health Review Tribunal for Wales
- Registered Inspectors of Schools Appeals Tribunal for Wales
- Rent Assessment Panel for Wales
- Valuation Tribunals (Wales)
- Welsh Language Tribunal
This article incorporates text published under the British Open Government Licence:
- "Welsh Government | Organisation explained". gov.wales. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
We also directly fund Welsh Government Sponsored Bodies.
- UK Parliament. Government of Wales Act 1998 as amended (see also enacted form), from legislation.gov.uk.
- UK Parliament. Wales Act 2017 as amended (see also enacted form), from legislation.gov.uk.
- UK Parliament. Government of Wales Act 2006 as amended (see also enacted form), from legislation.gov.uk.
- "Assembly Sponsored Public Bodies" (PDF). www.assembly.wales. Members' Research Service. 2004-09-01. 04/0019/pw/ap. Retrieved 2018-08-17.
- "Governance Code - Commissioner for Public Appointments". Commissioner for Public Appointments. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
- "Public Appointments Order in Council 2016" (PDF). publicappointmentscommissioner.independent.gov.uk. Privy Council Office. 2016-07-13. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
- Skates, Ken (2016-07-28). "Welsh Government | Written Statement - Welsh Government relationship with sponsored bodies". gov.wales. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
- "Freedom of Information Act 2000 | Definition document for Welsh Government Sponsored Bodies and other public authorities" (PDF). ico.org.uk (3 ed.). Information Commissioner's Office. 2014-06-17. Retrieved 2018-08-16.
- UK Parliament. Freedom of Information Act 2000 as amended (see also enacted form), from legislation.gov.uk.
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