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Any of the armed forces other than any part of the armed forces which is, in accordance with a requirement of the Secretary of State, assisting the Government Communications Headquarters.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (“BBC”), except in respect of functions relating to the provision of a content service (within the meaning given by section 32(7) of the Communications Act 2003(1)); and the reference to the BBC includes a reference to a body corporate which—
is a wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC,
is not operated with a view to generating a profit, and
undertakes activities primarily in order to promote the BBC’s public purposes.
The Channel Four Television Corporation, except in respect of—
functions relating to the provision of a content service (within the meaning given by section 32(7) of the Communications Act 2003), and
the function of carrying on the activities referred to in section 199 of that Act(2).
The Welsh Authority (as defined by section 56(1) of the Broadcasting Act 1990(3)), except in respect of functions relating to the provision of a content service (within the meaning given by section 32(7) of the Communications Act 2003).
The Commission for Equality and Human Rights.
The Information Commissioner.
Court services and legal services
The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.
The Judicial Appointments Commission.
The Legal Services Board.
The Legal Services Commission.
Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Constabulary.
Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service.
Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Prisons.
Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Probation for England and Wales.
The Parole Board for England and Wales.
A probation trust established by an order made under section 5(1) of the Offender Management Act 2007(4).
The Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.
Environment, housing and development
The Environment Agency.
The Homes and Communities Agency.
The Office for Tenants and Social Landlords.
The Olympic Delivery Authority.
Health, social care and social security
The Care Quality Commission.
The Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission.
The Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts.
NHS Blood and Transplant.
The NHS Business Services Authority.
An NHS foundation trust within the meaning given by section 30 of the National Health Service Act 2006(5).
An NHS trust established under section 25 of that Act.
A Primary Care Trust established under section 18 of that Act, or continued in existence by virtue of that section.
A Special Health Authority established under section 28 of that Act (other than NHS Blood and Transplant and the NHS Business Services Authority).
A Strategic Health Authority established under section 13 of that Act, or continued in existence by virtue of that section.
Industry, business, finance etc.
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.
The Bank of England, in respect of its public functions.
The Civil Aviation Authority.
The Financial Services Authority.
The National Audit Office.
The Office for Budget Responsibility.
The Office of Communications.
The Audit Commission for Local Authorities and the National Health Service in England.
A body corporate established pursuant to an order under section 67 of the Local Government Act 1985(6).
The Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a local authority or port health authority.
The Council of the Isles of Scilly.
A county council or district council in England.
A fire and rescue authority constituted by a scheme under section 2 of the Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004(7), or a scheme to which section 4 of that Act applies, for an area in England.
The Greater London Authority.
A joint committee constituted in accordance with section 102(1)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972(8) for an area in England.
A London borough council.
The London Development Agency.
The London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority.
A National Park authority established by an order under section 63 of the Environment Act 1995(9) for an area in England.
A Passenger Transport Executive for an integrated transport area in England (within the meaning of Part 2 of the Transport Act 1968(10)).
A regional development agency established by the Regional Development Agencies Act 1998(11) (other than the London Development Agency).
The Standards Board for England.
Transport for London.
Ministers of the Crown and government departments
A government department other than the Security Service, the Secret Intelligence Service or the Government Communications Headquarters.
A Minister of the Crown.
Other educational bodies
The governing body of an institution in England within the further education sector (within the meaning of section 91(3) of the Further and Higher Education Act 1992(12)).
The governing body of an institution in England within the higher education sector (within the meaning of section 91(5) of that Act).
The Higher Education Funding Council for England.
The Student Loans Company Limited.
Parliamentary and devolved bodies
The National Assembly for Wales Commission (Comisiwn Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru).
The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body.
The British Transport Police Force.
A chief constable of a police force maintained under section 2 of the Police Act 1996(13).
The Chief Inspector of the UK Border Agency.
The Civil Nuclear Police Authority.
The Commissioner of Police for the City of London.
The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis.
The Common Council of the City of London in its capacity as a police authority.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission.
The Metropolitan Police Authority established under section 5B of the Police Act 1996(14).
A police authority established under section 3 of that Act.
The Serious Organised Crime Agency.
The General Council of the Bar, in respect of its public functions.
The Health and Safety Executive.
The Law Society of England and Wales, in respect of its public functions.
The governing body of an educational establishment maintained by an English local authority (within the meaning of section 162 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006(15)).
A local authority with respect to the pupil referral units it establishes and maintains by virtue of section 19 of the Education Act 1996(16).
The proprietor of a City Technology College, City College for Technology or the Arts, or an Academy.
Section 199 was amended by the Digital Economy Act 2010 (c. 24), section 22(2).
1990 c. 42. Section 56(1) was amended by the Communications Act 2003, Schedule 19(1).
Section 5B was inserted by section 310(1) of the Greater London Authority Act 1999 (c. 29).
1996 c. 56. Section 19 was amended by the Children, Schools and Families Act 2010 (c. 26), section 3, Schedule 3, Part 1, paragraph 1 and Schedule 4, Part 1; the Education and Inspections Act 2006 (c. 40), section 101; the Education Act 1997 (c. 44), section 47(2) to (4), Schedule 8; and S.I. 2010/1158 and 2007/1507.
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