Examples of Public Bodies in Existence
The University Grants Committee, appointed
by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1919 to advise on the application
of grants to universities and to assist in the preparation and
execution of plans for universities.
The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, founded
by Royal Charter in 1917, for maintaining some one million graves
in nearly 24000 cemeteries throughout the world, and funded by
the seven governments participating in its work.
The Council on Tribunals, constituted in
1958 under the provisions of the Tribunals and Inquiries Act to
advise on administrative tribunals and statutory enquiries.
The Water Resources Board, established by
the Water Resources Act, 1963 to collect information and sponsor
research on water resources and demands and how they may be met,,and
to advise the Minister of Housing and Local Government and the
29 river authorities.
The Royal Commission on Local Government,
England, set up in 1966 to consider the structure of local government
in England, outside Greater London, in relation to its existing
functions, and to make recommendations.
The Housing Corporation, set up in 1964 to
promote the growth of housing societies and, through them, to
stimulate the building of new houses and flats for letting at
cost-rents or for co-ownership.