Following the ASPB
mergers, this included a further six regional offices.
Other than WDA staff no other ASPB
bodies paid CSCS terms between September 1, 2005 and April 30, 2006.
First, ASPBs can point to all sorts of activities, initiatives or policies that they are involved with that show an engagement with sustainability.
One view is that those ASPBs who had an interest in sustainability were addressing the topic before the Assembly and any initiatives that they have adopted would have happened anyway.
Another view is to be found among those ASPBs who believe that they can point to tangible differences - though they may not be obvious to the external observer - that have been made in relation to policies or initiatives.
Quangos - Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organisations - are now known by the less resonant acronym ASPB, standing for Assembly Sponsored Public Bodies.
A spokesman for the Welsh Assembly Government rejected the criticisms, saying, ``You can't compare the quangos of the old days with the ASPBs of today.
THERE are a wide range of quangos - or ASPBs - in Wales: # Agricultural Wages Committees # Arts Council of Wales # Countryside Council for Wales # Elwa # National Library of Wales # National Museums and Galleries of Wales # Qualifications, Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales # Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wa
Open Competition: Providing services for the support of applied information systems and resources of the Department of Trade and Services of Moscow in 2015: ASPB
(1st stage), EGAS SIOPR, AIS Mosdeklaratsiya GIS school food
And he added: ``The balance reflects the significant growth in the programmes of activity of Objective One and agri-environmental purposes for a number of ASPBs
He said there were now more ASPBs in Wales than before devolution and the ``new Jerusalem'' of a quango-free state had not been delivered.
The number of people employed by ASPBs or quangos - Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organisations - has risen in Wales from 2,890 in 1997 to 4,107 oday.