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This consultation seeks views on (i) the proposed abolition of the Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances (ACHS) as a statutory Non Departmental Public Body, as provided for under the Public Bodies Bill currently before Parliament, following the Government’s Arms Length Body Review; and (ii) the Government’s preferred option to simultaneously reconstitute this body as a new expert scientific committee. We are also seeking views on proposed new Terms of Reference, and a name, for the successor body.
There are three options under consideration:
- Option A - Do not abolish the ACHS as an Advisory NDPB
- Option B - Abolish the ACHS and put nothing in its place
- Option C - Abolish the ACHS and reconstitute it as an expert scientific committee
Option C is the Government’s preferred option, for reasons explained in the consultation document.
How to respond
Name: Patrice Mongelard
Address: Defra, ACHS Secretariat, Area 2A, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1A 3JR
Telephone: 020 7238 5719