quango

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quango

a semipublic government-financed administrative body whose members are appointed by the government
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Chairman of world leading architectural firm Aedas, Keith Griffiths, which has worked on transport infrastructure projects across the world such as the Dubai Metro, said the delivery of the metro had to be via an arm's length body and with legal powers to acquire land to make way for its preferred route.
The Government will establish a new arm's length body, the Oil and Gas Authority - based in Aberdeen.
Dr Crawley praised the Welsh Government's handling of Cardiff Airport, bought in March last year for PS52m, saying: "I actually think the strategy Cardiff University they've used by setting up an independent arm's length body with expertise, with people on it who know what they're doing [is] exactly the right thing.