Executive agencies of the Scottish Government

Executive agencies of the Scottish Government

Executive agencies are established by Ministers as part of Scottish Government departments, or as departments in their own right, to carry out a discrete area of work. Agencies are staffed by civil servants.

Executive agencies were first established following Sir Robin Ibbs' (then head of the Efficiency Unit) "Next Steps" Report in 1988. The intention was that they would take responsibility for, and bring a new, more customer-focused approach to, individual executive (service delivery) functions within government. This would leave their parent departments to concentrate on policy development, although this boundary can be very blurred.

Agencies are not to be confused with non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) such as Scottish Enterprise.

Correct as at 22 August, 2006.

*Accountant in Bankruptcy
*Communities Scotland
*Fisheries Research Services
*Historic Scotland
*Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education
*Mental Health Tribunal for Scotland
*National Archives of Scotland
*Registers of Scotland
*Scottish Agricultural Science Agency
*Scottish Building Standards Agency
*Scottish Court Service
*Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency
*Scottish Prison Service
*Scottish Public Pensions Agency
*Social Work Inspection Agency
*Student Awards Agency for Scotland
*Transport Scotland

See also

*Politics of Scotland


External links

* [http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/government-scotland Official list]
* [http://quangos.ercouncil.org -Economic Research Council's online database of all UK quangos 1998-2006]

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