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The Policy Navigator Library has been designed to provide users with additional information to supplement material discussed in the six timelines. The library includes a list of legislation, organisations and publications. The library does not contain information on every Act or publication mentioned in the timeline, and you may find it easier to view the timelines first before accessing content in this section. 
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Food Standards Agency

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) was established on 1 April 2000 by the Food Standards Act 1999 and followed the publication of the white paper The Food Standards Agency: a force for change.

Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)

The Department for Work and Pensions is the ministerial department of the UK government concerned with employment policy and the provision of social security and pensions.

Department of Health

The Ministry of Health Act 1919 established the Ministry of Health despite resistance from members of the Local Government Board at the time, who feared the break-up of the Poor Law administration if

General Chiropractic Council

The General Chiropractic Council is an independent statutory body established by Parliament in 1994.

Health Development Agency

The Health Development Agency was set up in 2000 as a special health authority to develop an evidence base for improving health and reducing health inequalities.

General Dental Council

The General Dental Council is a statutory body established by Parliament in 1956 to regulate the dental profession and is overseen by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.