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