Consultation outcome

The future of the advisory committee on hazardous substances

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Summary of responses

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Original consultation

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Summary

This consultation seeks views on the proposed abolition of the Advisory Committee on Hazardous Substances (ACHS).

Documents

ACHS consultee list

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ACHS consultation letter

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ACHS consultation document

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Consultation description

Summary

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

Email: patrice.mongelard@defra.gsi.gov.uk

Address: Defra, ACHS Secretariat, Area 2A, Nobel House, 17 Smith Square, London, SW1A 3JR

Telephone:  020 7238 5719