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Marine Accident Investigation Branch  

The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) determines the causes of marine accidents with a view to improving safety. Reports of its investigations, which do not apportion blame or liability, are published online together with accident statistics and other information about its work. MAIB works with the Department for Transport

Marine Management Organisation  

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) promotes the government’s vision for clean, safe, productive and biologically diverse oceans and seas and has sole or shared responsibility that include: marine planning, marine licensing and fisheries quotas. MMO is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs

Maritime and Coastguard Agency  

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) works to prevent the loss of life on the coasts and at sea, and implements the government's maritime safety policy in the UK. The Coastguard provides a 24 hour maritime search and rescue service around the UK coast. MCA inspects ships to ensure they meet safety rules, certifies seafarers, registers vessels and is responsible for coordinating responses to pollution from shipping and offshore installations. MCA is an executive agency of the Department for Transport

Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission  

The Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission (MACC) administers the British Marshall Scholarships, which finance young Americans of high ability to study for a graduate degree in the UK. MACC is an executive non-departmental public body of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Mckay Commission  

The McKay Commission (TMC) was set up to consider how the House of Commons might deal with legislation which affects only part of the UK, following the devolution of certain legislative powers to Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. TMC works with the Cabinet Office

Medical Research Council  

The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a national funding agency dedicated to improving human health by supporting research across the entire spectrum of medical sciences, in universities and hospitals, in MRC units, centres and institutes in the UK, and in MRC units in Africa. MRC is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency  

The Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) protects and promotes public health and patient safety by ensuring that medicines, healthcare products and medical equipment meet appropriate standards of safety, quality, performance and effectiveness and are used safely. The MHRA was formed from a merger of the Medicines Control Agency and the Medical Devices Agency on 1 April 2003. MHRA is an executive agency of the Department of Health

Met Office  

The Met Office is the UK's national weather service. It provides weather and climate-related services to the Armed Forces, government departments, the public, civil aviation, shipping, industry, agriculture and commerce. Met Office is an executive agency of the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

Migration Advisory Committee  

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) researches and reports on migration issues for the government, most often in the context of labour shortages and the points system for selective economic immigration. MAC is an advisory non-departmental public body of the Home Office

Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency

Disbanded April 2013.

Monitor  

Monitor is the sector regulator for healthcare. Its main duty is to protect and promote the interests of patients by making sure healthcare services are effective, efficient and economic. Its work includes licensing healthcare providers and ensuring they are well-led in terms of quality and finances; making sure essential healthcare services continue to be available even if a provider gets into financial difficulty; and safeguarding patient choice. Monitor is an executive non-departmental public body of the Department of Health