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Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organization. An organization, which itself is not part of the government, to which the government has given a large degree of power, as a regulator or in another capacity. A prominent example is the Water Services Regulation Authority, which regulates sewage in the UK, among other things. However, it is not part of the government. The term is most common in the British Isles.

quango (quasi-autonomous nongovernmental organization)

an executive body which is responsible for overseeing a designated area of public sector activities and spending.
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Having an understanding of the types of records a public body maintains and the manner in which they are kept will assist you in drafting more pointed requests.
The session saw the opening of trading for the Middle East Company for the Production and Marketing of Fish, following the convention of its public body on August 3 and an approval of a distribution of profit equivalent to 20 percent, the statement added.
It also requires that service providers storing information collect and use only that personal information necessary for their work for a public body or municipality.
The FSB would like the Late Payment Directive to include a 'social clause' which would stipulate that if a larger business is paid within 30 days by a public body, that they are equally obliged to pay their subcontractors within 30 days of them receiving payment from the public body.
Under the law, the definition of a "meeting" for these purposes is a "deliberation by public body with respect to any matter within the body's jurisdiction.
If councilors and other public body employees are keen to cut costs and unnecessary travel as well as reduce their carbon footprint, the use of technology already at their disposal would be a big step forward.
2 now codifies the presumption that "[a]ll records in the custody or possession of a public body are presumed to be open to inspection or copying" and that "[a]ny public body asserting a record is exempt from disclosure has the burden of proving by clear and convincing evidence that it is exempt.
Alternatively, the expenditure of the relevant public body is reduced, in which case those who the public body serves will suffer.
Today's session will be the last for the Iraqi Company for Production and Marketing of Meat, whose public body will meet on August 10 to discuss their final statements of the year 2007; the Commercial Bank of Iraq; Tharar for Agricultural Production; and the Iraqi Company for Cartoon Manufacturing, according to a statement released by the stock market and received by Aswat al-Iraq - Voices of Iraq - (VOI).
A housing association has lost a test case battle to avoid being classified as a public body susceptible to human rights challenges in the High Court.
We agree with the premise that any public body has the right to purchase for itself whatever legally available vehicle it chooses.