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RESCUE

The British Archaeological Trust

15a Bull Plain, Hertford,


Hertfordshire SG14 1DX
Telephone: 01992-553377

rescue@rescue-archaeology.freeserve.co.uk
http://www.resscue-archaeology.org.uk

Heritage Quangos at Risk!


Public bodies to be abolished (of 177 bodies)

• Advisory Committee on Historic Wreck Sites

• Advisory Committee on National Historic Ships

• Advisory Committee on the Government Art Collection

• Advisory Council on Libraries

• Advisory Panel on Standards for the Planning Inspectorate

• Agricultural Dwelling House Committees (16 bodies)

• Audit Commission

• British Shipbuilders

• British Waterways

• Churches Conservation Trust

• Commission for Rural Communities

• Darwin Advisory Committee

• Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

• National Endowment for Science, Technology and Arts

• Olympic Park Legacy Company*

• Railway Heritage Committee

• Security Industry Authority

• Sustainable Development Commission


Help save the past for the future Office hours: Mondays & Fridays, plus
Wednesday mornings,
or leave a message on the answerphone.
RESCUE
The British Archaeological Trust

15a Bull Plain, Hertford,


Hertfordshire SG14 1DX
Telephone: 01992-553377

rescue@rescue-archaeology.freeserve.co.uk
http://www.resscue-archaeology.org.uk

• The Theatres Trust

• West Northamptonshire Development Corporation*

* = Responsibility devolved to relevant Local Authority

Public bodies to be merged or consolidated (Maximum of 129 bodies reduced to


Minimum of 57)

• English Heritage, Single Heritage Body

• National Heritage Memorial Fund, (as above)

• National Heritage Lottery Fund, (as above)

• Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner, Single Immigration Body

Public bodies still under review (94 bodies)

• Advisory Council on Public Records

• Advisory Council on National Records and Archives

• Advisory Council on Historical Manuscripts

• British Council

• Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment

• Forestry Commission

• Historic Royal Palaces

• Joint Nature Conservation Committee

• National Museums and Galleries (18 bodies*)

• National Army Museum

Help save the past for the future Office hours: Mondays & Fridays, plus
Wednesday mornings,
or leave a message on the answerphone.
RESCUE
The British Archaeological Trust

15a Bull Plain, Hertford,


Hertfordshire SG14 1DX
Telephone: 01992-553377

rescue@rescue-archaeology.freeserve.co.uk
http://www.resscue-archaeology.org.uk

• National Museum of the Royal Navy

• Natural England

• Royal Air Force Museum

• Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew

• The National Archives

• Visit Britain

• Visit England

* Refers to those National Museums and Galleries in England which are publicly-funded by DCMS
and receive rebates of VAT incurred in the course of their activities, in order them to enable free
admission to the public. These are: The British Museum; The Imperial War Museum; The National
Gallery; The National Maritime Museum; The National Museums & Galleries of Merseyside; The
Natural History Museum; The Royal Armouries; The Science Museum; The National Museum of
Photography, Film and Television; The National Railway Museum; The National Coal Mining Museum
for England; The Tate Galleries; The Wallace Collection; The Greater Manchester Museum of
Science and Industry; Sir John Soane’s Museum; The Museum of London; The Geffrye Museum; and
The Horniman Museum. Other publicly-funded museums (The British Library, The National Army
Museum, etc.) are separately referred to in this list, and museums in Scotland, Wales and Northern
Ireland are a devolved matter (although they also receive rebates of VAT).

Public bodies which will be retained ( of 350 bodies)

• Arts Council England

• BBC

• Big Lottery Fund

• British Library

• Charity Commission for England and Wales

• Commonwealth Development Corporation

Help save the past for the future Office hours: Mondays & Fridays, plus
Wednesday mornings,
or leave a message on the answerphone.
RESCUE
The British Archaeological Trust

15a Bull Plain, Hertford,


Hertfordshire SG14 1DX
Telephone: 01992-553377

rescue@rescue-archaeology.freeserve.co.uk
http://www.resscue-archaeology.org.uk

• Marine Management Organisation

• National Parks Authorities (9 bodies)

• Olympic Delivery Authority

• Olympic Lottery Distributor

• Ordnance Survey

• Partnerships UK

• Planning Inspectorate

• Research Councils (7 bodies)

• Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art

• Science Advisory Council

• Technical Advisory Board

• The Royal Mint

• Treasure Valuation Committee

Help save the past for the future Office hours: Mondays & Fridays, plus
Wednesday mornings,
or leave a message on the answerphone.