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Streamlining (Simplification)Tracker

Tracking changes made to the public bodies landscape between October 2007 and July 2012.

Changes to public bodies

Date Implemented

Public Bodies merged to make new organisation (reduction of 7 public bodies)

Skills Development Scotland
(Scottish University for Industry; parts of Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise

April 2008

Care Inspectorate
(Social Work Inspection Agency; parts of the Care Commission; some functions of HM Inspectorate of Education)

April 2011

Creative Scotland
(Scottish Arts Council; Scottish Screen)

July 2010

Healthcare Improvement Scotland
(NHS Quality Improvement Scotland; parts of the Care Commission)

April 2011

James Hutton Institute
(Macaulay Institute; Scottish Crop Research Institute)

April 2011

Commission for Ethical Standards in Public Life Scotland
(Office of the Commissioner for Public Appointments in Scotland; Parliamentary Standards Commissioner)

April 2011

National Records of Scotland
(General Registers Office for Scotland; National Archives of Scotland)

April 2011

Education Scotland
(HM Inspectorate of Education; Learning & Teaching Scotland)

July 2011

Transferred into Scottish Government (reduction of 6 public bodies)

Marine Scotland
(Fisheries Research Services; Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency)

April 2009

Scottish Agricultural Science Agency

April 2008

Scottish Building Standards Agency

April 2008

HM Fire Service Inspectorate for Scotland

February 2008

Mental Health Tribunal Agency

April 2009

Transferred into another public body (reduction of 5 public bodies)

Aberdeen University
(absorbed Rowett Research Institute)

July 2008

Sportscotland
(absorbed Scottish Institute for Sport)

April 2008

Scottish Natural Heritage
(absorbed Deer Commission Scotland)

August 2010

Scottish Public Service Ombudsman
(absorbed Scottish Prison Complaints Commissioner)

October 2010

Scottish Environment Protection Agency
(absorbed Fisheries Electricity Committee)

October 2010

Streamlining of functions (reduction of 26 public bodies)

Justices of the Peace Advisory Committee (number reduced from 32 to 6)

December 2008

Abolished (reduction of 7 public bodies)

Historic Environment Advisory Council for Scotland

August 2010

Sites of Special Scientific Interest Advisory Committee

August 2010

Scottish Industrial Development Advisory Board

August 2010

Building Standards Advisory Committee

August 2010

Scottish Records Advisory Council

August 2010

Sustainable Development Commission in Scotland

March 2011

Waterwatch Scotland

August 2011

Status of body reclassified (reduction of 2 public bodies)

Scottish Commission for Public Audit

October 2011

General Teaching Council for Scotland

April 2012

Established (increase of 4 public bodies)

Disclosure Scotland

April 2009

Judicial Appointments Board

June 2009

Scottish Canals

July 2012

Scottish Futures Trust

September 2008