quango

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quango

a semipublic government-financed administrative body whose members are appointed by the government
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It didn't take much foresight to see that the civil service culture - a culture that extols process over outcome and compliance over performance - would render the new system more risk-averse and less innovative than an arm's length body like the WDA.
While Hefcw is an arm's length body, it is inconceivable that it would have taken such action against the opposition of Education Minister Leighton Andrews.
We feel it is important that consumers know how any money raised through a levy will be spent and would want to see proceeds going directly to environmental causes in Wales, administered through an arm's length body.