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Admiralty Ships Division
Royal Navy division that is located in Bath (30 miles inland). Mentioned in the YPM episode Man Overboard.
 
Advisory Committee of Dental Establishments
Government quango briefly mentioned in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys.
 
Ag. and Fish
Short name for the department for Agriculture and Fish.
 
All-Party Select Committee on Administrative Affairs
Committee of all the political parties that deals with matters affecting the DAA. Jim Hacker works with this committee to redraft the DAA report on reductions in the number of civil servants for the Think Tank in the YM episode The Writing on the Wall.
 
Ancastle United
Football club that plays against Jim Hacker's local football club Aston Wanderers in the YM episode The Middle-Class Rip-Off. In the episode we see the score at 0-2 for Ancastle United.
 
Anglo-American Society
Society that Jim Hacker was scheduled to speak to in the YM episode Big Brother.
 
Anglo-Caribbean Association
Association mentioned in the YM episode Party Games. Sir Arnold wants to retire and this organisation appears on a long list of Chairmanships, Directorships and Chancellorships Sir Arnold wants to undertake after his retirement as Cabinet Secretary. He especially wants this association for the winter months.
 
Arabic Department
School at Baillie College that is threatened with closure because of the overseas students issue in the YM episode Doing the Honours.
 
Arable Crops and Forage Board
Government quango briefly mentioned in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys.
 
Architectural Association
Organisation of architects before which Jim Hacker addressed a speech in which he opposed the building of high-rise buildings. Mentioned in YM episode The Quality of Life.
 
Army and Navy Club
Club mentioned in the YPM episode Man Overboard. Relocating army personnel to the north of England and Scotland would mean that they could no longer visit this club.
 
Arts Council
One of the quangos that came to see Jim Hacker in the YM episode The Middle-Class Rip-Off regarding the proposed closure of the Corn Exchange Art Gallery. Described by Bernard Woolley as the Arts & Architectural Mafia. This Council is also mentioned in the YPM episode The Smoke Screen. Described by Sir Humphrey as a silly pressure group and fanatics. Again mentioned in the YPM episode The Patron of the Arts regarding the arts grant.
 
Aston Wanderers
Local football club of Jim Hacker's constituency. They have a long history in football: FA-cup winner, first team ever into European football. In the YM episode The Middle-Class Rip-Off Aston Wanderers is threatened by bankruptcy, also visible at the score of the team we see them playing against: Aston Wanderers vs. Ancastle United 0-2. Jim Hacker comes up with a plan to sell of the local art gallery and use the money to save Aston Wanderers. Sir Humphrey however is totally opposed to taking away money from the arts and putting it into football.
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Baader-Meinhof
Left-radical terrorist group from Germany that was active in the late 60s and 70s. Also known as Rote Armee Fraktion (Red Army Fraction). Mentioned in the YM episode The Death List.
 
Baillie College
One of the Oxford Colleges. Sir Humphrey Appleby and Sir Arnold Robinson both graduated from Baillie College. In the YM episode Doing the Honours Baillie is threatened by Jim Hacker's plan to have overseas students pay full tuition. Since Baillie has quite easily the highest percentage of overseas students, they stand to loose nearly ¼ million pounds. Sir Humphrey is asked to help the College and he finally succeeds, after Jim Hacker is promised an honoree doctorate from the College. Baillie is then redesignated as a Commonwealth Education Centre. In the YPM episode The Bishops Gambit the Master and Bursar of Baillie appear. They want to make Sir Humphrey Master of Baillie when he retires. But to achieve this the Dean has to be gotten rid of first. Sir Humphrey arranges the Dean to become the new bishop of Bury St. Edmunds.
 
Bank of England
British National Bank mentioned in the YM episodes Party Games. Sir Arnold wants to retire and this organisation appears on a long list of Chairmanships, Directorships and Chancellorships Sir Arnold wants to undertake after his retirement as Cabinet Secretary. In the same episode the Bank's Foreign Exchange Division is mentioned regarding a report Sir Humphrey has on Duncan, one of the candidates running for PM. In the YPM episode A Conflict of Interest Jim Hacker has to appoint a new Governor of the Bank of England. He wants to appoint a intelligent and competent man named Alexander Jameson, but finally a completely opposite character is appointed: Sir Desmond Glazebrook.
 
Banque Occidentale
Bank mentioned in the YM episode Party Games. Sir Arnold wants to retire and this organisation appears on a long list of Chairmanships, Directorships and Chancellorships Sir Arnold wants to undertake after his retirement as Cabinet Secretary.
 
Bartlett's Bank
Bank where Sir Desmond Glazebrook is chairman. It's name is first mentioned in the YPM episode A Conflict of Interest.
 
Black September
Palestinian terrorist organisation responsible for the kidnapping and murder on Israeli athletes during the Olympic Games of 1972 in Munich. Mentioned in the YM episode The Death List.
 
Board of Trade
Board mentioned in the YM episode The Whisky Priest. Part of the Department of Trade.
 
Borough Leisure and Arts Committee
Committee of a borough in Jim Hacker's constituency that is mentioned in the YM episode The Middle-Class Rip-Off. One of the members, Brian Wilkinson, tries to persuade Jim to help out in the rescue of the local football club Aston Wanderers.
 
British Airways
Commercial British airline company briefly mentioned in the YM episode The Bed of Nails with regards to an Integrated National Transport Policy.
 
British Chemical Corporation (BCC)
Government-owned chemical corporation. It's chairman is Sir Wally McFarlane. The BCC is featured in the YM episode The Greasy Pole. In that episode the BCC plans to produce propanol (also called metadioxin). Propanol however is a compound of dioxin, the chemical that caused the chemical disaster in Seveso, Italy in 1976.
 
British Computer Association
A deputation of the British Computer Association visited Jim Hacker during his first week as a Cabinet Minister at the DAA. Mentioned in the YM episode Open Government.
 
British Council of Churches
Organisation mentioned in the YPM episode The Bishops Gambit. Canon Mike Stanford was a Secretary at the Disarmament Committee of this organisation.
 
British Electronic Systems Ltd. (BES)
Electronics company mentioned in the YM episode The Moral Dimension. This company has obtained the huge export order with Qumran, but this deal involved bribery.
 
British Leyland
British car manufacturer that had massive losses in the 1970s and 1980s before being bought by DAF. It was very dependent on government subsidies in order to survive. Sir Humphrey refers to British Leyland in the YM episode The Economy Drive by stating "British Leyland measures its success by the size of its profits, or to be more accurate, it measures its failure by the size of its losses". Also mentioned in the YM episode The Skeleton in the Cupboard.
 
British National Transport Authority
Organisation proposed by Sir Humphrey to implement the Integrated National Transport Policy, which is the subject of the YM episode The Bed of Nails. Sir Humphrey and Jim Hacker wanted to get rid of the responsibility for this policy. That is why they put forward a series of non-proposals. This proposed Authority, with a staff of 80,000 people and a annual budget of 1 billion pounds, was certainly going to be rejected by the Treasury. The plan worked and the foundation of this Authority was blocked.
 
British Petroleum (BP)
British oil company and one of the big sisters as they are called. Mentioned in the YM episode The Moral Dimension as being controlled by the oil sheikhdom Qumran. Also mentioned in the YM episode Party Games. Sir Arnold wants to retire and this organisation appears on a long list of Chairmanships, Directorships and Chancellorships Sir Arnold wants to undertake after his retirement as Cabinet Secretary. In the YPM episode A Real Partnership the salaries of directors of BP and IBM are used as a basis for the typical industrial companies.
 
British Rail
British company that Sir Humphrey mentions in YM episode The Skeleton in the Cupboard with regards to wasted government money. Also mentioned in the YM episode The Bed of Nails with regards to the Integrated National Transport Policy.
 
British Steel
British steel producing company that Sir Humphrey mentions in YM episode The Skeleton in the Cupboard with regards to wasted government money.
 
British Tobacco Group (BTG)
British tobacco company that is featured in the YPM episode The Smoke Screen. Its Chairman (Gerald Baron) appears in this episode together with Sir Humphrey in BTG's VIP booth at a cricket match. Its manufacturing facilities are located in Nottingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Basildon and Northern-Ireland.
 
British Tourist Board
Organisation for stimulating tourism to Britain. Mentioned in the YPM episode The Patron of the Arts. The Arts Minister remarks that the British Tourist Board does not think that the British Theatre is attracting tourists.
 
Buranda Enterprise Corporation
Company mentioned in the YPM episode A Conflict of Interest by the Burandan High Commissioner. It turns out that its chairman is involved in the Phillips Berenson scandal.
 
Burandan Airways
Airline of Buranda that does not own any airplanes. In the YM episode The Official Visit there is a Jumbo-jet with the Burandan Airways logo, but Sir Humphrey informs Jim Hacker that this airplane was chartered and repainted specially. Sir Humphrey also tells the story that there is one Jumbo-jet that belonged to nine different African airlines in one month; they called it the mumbo jumbo.
 
Bureaucratic Watchdog Office
Office installed by Jim Hacker to get suggestions from the public for stopping waste of government money. Sir Humphrey is very opposed to this office and suggests it is a "troublemaker’s letterbox". In the YM episode The Economy Drive this office seems to be abolished to prevent an extra hiring of 400 civil servant.
 
Business Efficiency Exhibition
Exhibition that Jim Hacker attends in the YM episode The Economy Drive. Due to the economy drive (operation Hairshirt) at his department he shows up 1½ hours late.
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Cabinet
Group of the Prime Minister and Ministers that are supposed to be running the country.
 
Campaign for Freedom of Information
Organisation aimed at creating an open flow of information from the government. In the YM episode Party Games Sir Arnold announces he is to become President of this organisation. Sir Humphrey is appalled about this but Sir Arnold makes clear that he accepted it to make sure the freedom of information is not abused. When later on Sir Humphrey how things are with the Campaign for Freedom of Information, Sir Arnold replies "Sorry, but I can't talk about that". Sir Arnold also offers help from the campaign to stop the PM in abolishing the Department of Education (YPM episode The National Education Service).
 
Cash & Carry
Supermarket chain in Britain. Annie Hacker wants that Jim helps her do shopping here in the YM episode The Right to Know.
 
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Intelligence agency of the United States that deals with foreign affairs that influence the position of the United States. Mentioned in the YM episode The Skeleton in the Cupboard. In the YM episode Party Games Jim Hacker has learned of a rumour that the left wing of the party thinks the PM is a CIA agent. Also mentioned in the YPM episode One of Us.
 
Central Office of Information
Government department mentioned in the YM episode The Moral Dimension. A small delegation of this department traveled to Qumran for the British Electronic Systems contract.
 
Central Policy Review Staff
Also known as the Think Tank in the YM episode The Writing on the Wall. See Think Tank.
 
Central Registry
DAA office that Jim Hacker wants to close in the YM episode The Economy Drive. Sir Humphrey points out that there is no planning permission.
 
Chartered Bank of New York
US Bank that was allowed to build a high-storey building in London. Sir Desmond refers to this building permit when he visits Jim Hacker for his Bank's plans to put six more floors on their headquarters.
 
Church of England
Official state church of England that was founded in 1535, after the Pope refused to declare the marriage of Hendric VIII as invalid. The Queen or King of England is the head of the Church of England. Also known by the abbreviation C of E. Mentioned in the YM episode The Whisky Priest and the YPM episode The Bishops Gambit. In that last episode it is mentioned that the Church of England owns 172.000 acres of land and has assets worth £1.6 billion. In the YPM episode The Patron of the Arts Sir Humphrey mentions that nobody goes to the church, but everybody feels comfortable that it is there. It is more a symbol than anything else.
 
Church Missionary Society
Organisation that send the Dean of Baillie College to Qumran to rescue Fiona McGregor. Mentioned in the YPM episode The Bishops Gambit.
 
Civil Defence Directorate
Directorate mentioned in the YM episode The Challenge. They provided Jim Hacker with the story about a borough that spent their entire three year budget for Civil Defence on a fact finding mission to California. Presumably this story was planted by Sir Arnold who knew that the borough contained the PM's constituency and that the PM's office was trying to keep it quiet.
 
Civil Service
All the people working for the local as well as the central government. Sir Humphrey mentions in the YPM episode The Key that there are 680,000 civil servants. The Civil Service generally hopes there will be no movement on any subject (YPM episode A Real Partnership).
 
Civil Service Department
Department that looks after the civil servants.
  
Clyde River Purification Board
Government quango briefly mentioned in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys.
 
Commission for the Environment
Commission of the DAA that will be housed in Chadwick House on West-Audley Street.
 
Committee on Privileges
See House Committee on Privileges.
 
Commonwealth
Organisation of Great Britain with its former colonies all over the world. Its purpose is to maintain close relationships and influence. Mentioned in the YM episodes The Official Visit, Doing the Honours, and A Question of Loyalty. In the YM episode Party Games Sir Arnold wants to retire and this organisation appears on a long list of Chairmanships, Directorships and Chancellorships Sir Arnold wants to undertake after his retirement as Cabinet Secretary. Also mentioned in the YPM episodes The Grand Design, A Diplomatic Incident and A Conflict of Interest. In the YPM episode A Victory for Democracy we learn that St. George's Island is part of the Commonwealth.
 
Commonwealth Education Centre
Status of Baillie College after the overseas student tuition issue is solved in the YM episode Doing the Honours.
 
Conference of Municipal Treasurers
Jim Hacker is scheduled to speak here in the YM episode Big Brother. Held at the Vehicle Licensing Center in Swansea.
 
Continental and General
Organisation mentioned in the YM episode Party Games. It collapsed and Duncan, the Foreign Secretary running for PM in that episode, made some dubious financial transactions related to Continental and General. Jim Hacker uses this information to have Duncan withdraw from the leadership race and transfer his support to Jim.
 
Council for the Protection of Rural England
One of the quangos that came to see Jim Hacker in the YM episode The Middle-Class Rip-Off regarding the proposed closure of the Corn Exchange Art Gallery. Described by Bernard Woolley as the Arts & Architectural Mafia.
 
Country Crafts & Folklore Council
One of the quangos that came to see Jim Hacker in the YM episode The Middle-Class Rip-Off regarding the proposed closure of the Corn Exchange Art Gallery. Described by Bernard Woolley as the Raffia Mafia.
 
Country Landowners Association
One of the quangos that came to see Jim Hacker in the YM episode The Middle-Class Rip-Off regarding the proposed closure of the Corn Exchange Art Gallery. Described by Bernard Woolley as the Arts & Architectural Mafia.
 
Countryside Commission
Government commission to preserve the beauty of the British country side from industrialization and other economic expansion.
 
Crown Appointments Commission
Commission that handles all the jobs the Queen has to appoint. In the YPM episode The Bishops Gambit Peter Harding is heading up this commission.
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Defence Staff
Highest committee in the military. The Defence Staff controls the Army, the Air Force and the Navy, and advises the PM regarding defence issues. The Chief of Defence Staff is the highest rank anyone can reach in the military. General Howard suggests to Jim Hacker in the YPM episode The Grand Design that making him the Chief is a wise choice.
 
Department for the Environment
Government department responsible for environmental issues. In the YPM episode The Smoke Screen we learn that the Minister for Sports is also part of this department.
 
Department for Health and Social Security (DHSS)
Government department responsible for the National Health Service and social security. Sir Ian Whitchurch is the Permanent Secretary at the DHSS.
 
Department of Administrative Affairs (DAA)
Government department responsible for a variety of administrative tasks, not covered by other departments. Staffed with 23,000 civil servants. Jim Hacker is Minister of this department in the YM episodes, while Sir Humphrey is Permanent Secretary at the DAA. The DAA's address is 44 Farringdon Street, London. The DAA was founded in 1964. The department's organisational structure can be found here (as explained in the YM episode Open Government).
 
Department of Economic Affairs
Government department mentioned in the YM episode The Skeleton in the Cupboard. Presumably it deals with British trade and industry issues.
 
Department of Education and Science (DES)
Government department responsible for the education. Its prime client is the National Union of Teachers and because the teachers wanted comprehensive education, Britain went comprehensive. This theory is explained by Bernard Woolley in the YM episode The Bed of Nails.
 
Department of Employment
Government department responsible for the employment and trade negotiations. Briefly mentioned in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys and the YPM episode The Tangled Web.
 
Department of Energy
Government department mentioned in the YM episode The Moral Dimension. A small delegation of this department traveled to Qumran for the British Electronic Systems contract. Also mentioned in the YPM episodes The Patron of the Arts and The Tangled Web
 
Department of the Environment
Government department mentioned in the YPM episode Power to the People. In this episode Sir Humphrey wants this Department to talk to Agnes Moorhouse (a radical local councilor), since he is afraid of talking to her himself.
 
Department of Industry
Government department mentioned in the YM episode The Moral Dimension. A small delegation of this department traveled to Qumran for the British Electronic Systems contract.
 
Department of Trade
Government department mentioned in the YM episode The Moral Dimension. A small delegation of this department traveled to Qumran for the British Electronic Systems contract. Also mentioned in the YM episode The Whisky Priest.
 
Department of Transport
Government department responsible for all transportation policies. Mentioned in the YM episode Doing the Honours regarding the fact that nearly all Permanent Secretaries came from Oxford Colleges. Also mentioned in the YM episode The Bed of Nails relating to the fact that it does not want to formulate an Integrated National Transport Policy. Thus Jim Hacker is asked to formulate and implement this policy.
 
Dumping at Sea Representation Panel
Government quango briefly mentioned in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys. Also mentioned in the YPM episode The Patron of the Arts. Sir Humphrey remarks that this quango is purely a symbol what the government approves of.
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Ethnic Awareness Council
Quango mentioned by Jim Hacker in the YPM episode The National Education Service. He tells the story that at a meeting with this council, Jim happen to glance at his watch while a black woman was speaking. He was immediately accused of racist body language.
 
European Convention of Government Administration
Mentioned in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys. Sir Humphrey is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech to this convention. Jim Hacker thinks that this keynote speech may be the reason Sir Humphrey does not want him to refer to the Solihull-project on the radio. He thinks Sir Humphrey wants to take the credit for it in his speech.
 
European Economic Community (EEC)
European organization of nations that strives toward creating a common market for all goods and services. Nowadays known as the European Community (EC) or European Union (EU).
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Fire Services Examination Board
Government quango briefly mentioned in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys.
 
Food Additives and Contaminants Committee
Government quango briefly mentioned in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys.
 
Food and Drink Trading Board
Government quango briefly mentioned in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys.
 
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
United States government organisation in Washington that checks on the safety and provides guidelines for food, drugs and chemicals. Mentioned in the YM episode The Greasy Pole.
 
Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
Government department that deals with foreign affairs.
 
Fraud Squad
Special division aimed at tracing fraudulent financial transactions. Sir Humphrey has one report of the Fraud Squad on Duncan, one of the candidates running for PM in the YM episode Party Games.
 
Friends of the Earth
Environmental pressure group mentioned in the YM episode The Greasy Pole.
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Gas Board
Utility industry that delivers gas. Mr. Franklin of the Gas Board called Jim Hacker while he was anxiously waiting about his upcoming appointment as Minister. It seems he and Jim Hacker had some row. This happened in the YM episode Open Government.
 
Governors of the National Vegetable Research Station
Government quango briefly mentioned in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys.
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Harrods
Famous department store in London mentioned in the YPM episode The Grand Design and Man Overboard.
 
Henderson-Committee
Committee chaired by Professor Henderson. The committee investigated the safety of propanol (meta-dioxin) for the DAA, regarding a request by the British Chemical Corporation to produce it at their Merseyside plant. Featured in the YM episode The Greasy Pole.
 
Henley Regatta
Famous rowing club located in Henley-on-Thames (Oxfordshire). Mentioned in the YPM episode Man Overboard.
 
Historic Monuments Association
One of the quangos that came to see Jim Hacker in the YM episode The Middle-Class Rip-Off regarding the proposed closure of the Corn Exchange Art Gallery. Described by Bernard Woolley as the Arts & Architectural Mafia.
 
Home Office
Ministry for Home Affairs.
 
House Committee on Privileges
Committee of the House that summons Sir Humphrey to appear on the alleged bugging of an MP's telephone. This happens in the YPM episode The Tangled Web.
 
House of Commons
Part of the Houses of Parliament. Its members are directly elected by the British people.
 
House of Lords
Part of the House of Parliament. Its members all have the noble title of Lord. People either become members of the House of Lords by inheritance of the Lord title or by being honored with a Lord title by the Queen.
 
Houses of Parliament
Parliament of the British national government. It consist of the House of Lords and the House of Commons. The House of Parliament has 630 MPs.
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Industrial Co-Partnership Committee
Government quango featured in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys. Sir Desmond Glazebrook is eager to get appointed to this quango as chairman. This way he earns 8,000 pounds a year while attending a maximum of two meetings a month. Although Jim Hacker resist appointing Sir Desmond, he eventually agrees to save the Solihull-project. Furthermore Joe Morgan is asked as a deputy-chairman.
 
Industrial Tribunal
Court that deals with labor disputes. Mentioned in the YPM episode Official Secrets.
 
Inland Revenue Service
Government organization responsible for collecting taxes among the UK citizens. In the YM episode Party Games Sir Humphrey has a report from the Inland Revenue Service on Duncan, one of the candidates running for PM.
 
International Business Machines (IBM)
Computer company mentioned in the YM episode Party Games. Sir Arnold wants to retire and this organisation appears on a long list of Chairmanships, Directorships and Chancellorships Sir Arnold wants to undertake after his retirement as Cabinet Secretary. In the YPM episode A Real Partnership the salaries of directors of BP and IBM are used as a basis for the typical industrial companies.
 
International Freedom Army
Terrorist group that put up a death list with three names, one of which was Jim Hacker. Featured in the YM episode The Death List. Later on they eliminated Jim Hacker from this list because he was viewed as to unimportant for assassinating.
 
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Joint Broadcasting Committee
Committee mentioned in the YPM episode The Ministerial Broadcast. One of its tasks is to allocate broadcasting time for Party Politicals.
 
Joint Committee for the Resettlement of Refugees
Committee chaired by Sir Maurice Williams. In the YM episode The Compassionate Society this committee is pressing the government to take in and house a 1,000 Cuban refugees. Jim Hacker solves this by putting the refugees in St. Edward's hospital.
 
Jordan Bank
Bank mentioned in the YPM episode A Diplomatic Incident. An Arab guest points out to Sir Humphrey that the planned hymn at the former PM's funeral states "On Jordan's bank the Baptists cry", and whether Sir Humphrey knows that the Jordan Bank just has gone bust.
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KGB
Secret service of the Soviet Union. In the YM episode Party Games Jim Hacker has heard the rumour that the right wing of the party thinks the PM is a KGB agent.
 
Kings College
One of the Colleges of Cambridge. Mentioned in the YM episode The Greasy Pole. Its Provost at the time is Lord Richard Crichton, an old friend of Jim Hacker. Professor Henderson is a Professor at this particular College. He is heading up the DAA committee that investigates the safety of metadioxin.
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Labour Party
Political party in Great Britain. Mentioned in the YPM episode The National Education Service.
 
Land Registry
Autonomous government department that registers who owns land. In the YM episode The Writing on the Wall Jim Hacker proposes to the Cabinet to close the Land Registry to reduce the number of autonomous government departments.
 
Law Institute
First public appearance of Jim Hacker as Minister that already was planned before he actually became Minister. He delivered a speech there. Mentioned in the YM episode Open Government.
 
Lloyds
Bank mentioned in the YPM episode A Conflict of Interest.
 
Local Authority Directorate
Directorate that formulates all local authority policies. It becomes part of the DAA in the reshuffle during the YM episode The Challenge. Dr. Cartwright is part of this Directorate.
 
London School of Economics (LSE)
Economics school were Jim Hacker graduated. Sir Humphrey and other civil servants do not hold a high opinion about the LSE. Charlie Umtali (AKA President Selim Mohammed) that appears in the YM episode The Official Visit was a fellow student of Jim Hacker at the LSE. Sir Mark Spencer (the PM's Chief Special Advisor in the YM series) also was a student from the LSE. The Israeli Ambassador that appears in the YPM episode A Victory for Democracy also went to the LSE.
 
London Transport
Public transportation system in London. In the YM episode The Quality of Life Jim Hacker was first very "worried" if London Transport could handle the extra passengers if Sir Desmond's Bank was to go ahead with their building plans. After he had to agree with giving building permission he immediately changed position saying that London Transport should be grateful for the extra fares.
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Marines
Special detail of the Royal Navy with highly trained personnel to defend Norway. Stationed in Plymouth. Mentioned in the YPM episode Man Overboard.
 
Meat and Livestock Commission
Government quango briefly mentioned in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys.
 
Meat Marketing Board
Government quango briefly mentioned in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys.
 
MI5
Government intelligence agency. MI5 seems to be involved in electronic surveillance to assess whether certain politicians are not a security risk. MI5 is mentioned in the YM episodes The Death List, The Skeleton in the Cupboard and The Bed of Nails. Also in the YPM episodes One of Us and Power to the People.
 
MI6
Government intelligence agency. According to Sir Humphrey in the YM episode The Economy Drive the existence of MI6 is not officially admitted to people not cleared for security. It is also mentioned in the YM episode The Skeleton in the Cupboard and the YPM episode A Victory for Democracy.
 
Milk Marketing Board
Government quango briefly mentioned in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys. Also mentioned in the YPM episode The Patron of the Arts. Sir Humphrey remarks that this quango is purely a symbol what the government approves of.
 
Ministry of Defence
Government department responsible for the organization of British defence. Abbreviated often to MOD. Jim Hacker visits this department in the YPM episode The Grand Design.
 
MNA committee
Committee of the DAA. Unclear about its role or purpose.
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National Association of School Masters
Union of School Masters (Grammar Schools) mentioned by Sir Humphrey in the YPM episode The National Education Service.  
 
National Biological Standards Board
Government quango briefly mentioned in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys.
 
National Board of School Inspectors
Board that Jim Hacker wants to set up to manage his new plan: the National Education Service. This board should inspect schools if they meet certain quality standards. For the rest, the schools will have the freedom to organize themselves as they like. Mentioned in the YPM episode The National Education Service.
 
National Federation of ...
Union mentioned in the YPM episode The Grand Design. We do not learn the whole name of this organisation in the episode. Ron Jones is chairman of this Union and received a peerage from Jim Hacker. However, Jim Hacker intended to reward another Ron Jones, one of his backbenchers.
 
National Health Service (NHS)
British health organisation to provide medical care for all citizens. Jim Hacker calls the NHS a case of galloping bureaucracy. He illustrates this by listing that in the last 10 years the numbers of administrators has gone up by 40,000, the number of hospital beds has gone down by 60,000 and the cost have gone up by 1.5 billion pounds. Also mentioned by Jim Hacker in the YPM episode The Smoke Screen regarding the costs of £165 million that the NHS has to bear for smoking-related diseases. Sir Humphrey however counters that if these smokers had lived on they would have cost the government more in pensions and social security.
 
National Park
A park with a national status to preserve it from building and other human activities that may disturb the natural heritage.
 
National Trust
One of the quangos that came to see Jim Hacker in the YM episode The Middle-Class Rip-Off regarding the proposed closure of the Corn Exchange Art Gallery. Described by Bernard Woolley as the Arts & Architectural Mafia.
 
National Union of Public Employers
Jim Hacker opened the conference of this Union during his first week as a Cabinet Minister. Mentioned in the YM episode Open Government.
 
National Union of Teachers (NUT)
Union mentioned in the YM episode The Bed of Nails. Bernard explains to Jim Hacker that comprehensive education was implemented not because parents or students wanted this reform, but because the National Union of Teachers wanted it. And because they are the prime client of the Department of Education, Britain got comprehensive education. In the YPM episode The Ministerial Broadcast this union is also mentioned. In this episode the National Union of Teachers was against Hacker's Grand Design (reintroduction of conscription) because it would expose the fact that many school-leavers cannot actually read, write or do sums.
 
New College
College at Oxford where Canon Mike Stanford studied. Mentioned in the YPM episode The Bishops Gambit.
 
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Commonly known as NATO; a military organization for the defence of the Western countries.
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Offshore Securities
Investment company mentioned in the YM episode Party Games. Duncan, the Foreign Secretary running for PM in that episode, made some dubious financial transactions related to Offshore Securities. Jim Hacker uses this information to have Duncan withdraw from the leadership race and transfer his support to Jim.
 
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)
Founded in 1960 and a very powerful organisation in the 1970's. All the major oil producing countries are members of OPEC. Mentioned in the YPM episode The Bishops Gambit.
 
Opera House Trust
Trust mentioned in the YM episode Party Games. Sir Arnold wants to retire and this organisation appears on a long list of Chairmanships, Directorships and Chancellorships Sir Arnold wants to undertake after his retirement as Cabinet Secretary.
 
Overseas Policy and Defence Committee
Cabinet Committee mentioned in the YPM episode The Ministerial Broadcast. Jim Hacker first has to put his Grand Design before the Overseas Policy and Defence Committee before he can present it to Parliament or the public. When he does this all the Ministers who first were (privately) in favour of the proposal now were against it. This was of course caused by the briefing the Ministers received from their Permanent Secretaries (who were briefed by Sir Humphrey to stop the Grand Design).
 
Oxford (Colleges)
Famous University in England. The Chancellor ship of Oxford (presumably the Colleges) is mentioned in the YM episode Party Games. Sir Arnold wants to retire and this organisation appears on a long list of Chairmanships, Directorships and Chancellor ships Sir Arnold wants to undertake after his retirement as Cabinet Secretary. In the YPM episode The Tangled Web we learn that Bernard has studied at an Oxford college.
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Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)
Organisation that strives toward freedom and a homeland for the Palestinians. Mentioned in the YM episode The Death List and the YPM episode A Victory for Democracy. In the latter episode Britain supports a UN vote condemning Israel for bombing the PLO, even though Jim Hacker ordered Britain to abstain.
 
Parliament
See House of Parliament
  
Party Policy Committee
Committee that discusses and advises on the policy the Party should follow. Mentioned in the YM episodes Open Government and Equal Opportunities. Jim Hacker is a member of this committee.
 
Phillips Berenson
Financial company that is involved in a number of dubious financial transactions (bribery, embezzlement, tax fraud). Main topic of the YPM episode A Conflict of Interest. If Phillips Berenson goes bust, the financial scandal will come out. Sir Desmond's bank has lent 400 million pounds to Phillips Berenson, so he wants the Bank of England to bail them out.
 
Pittsburgh Manufacturing Corporation, Inc.
Manufacturer of computer peripherals and the company that sold ten million pounds of computer monitors to the DAA before Jim Hacker became Minister. Jim Hacker is outraged when he finds this contract (that was planted by Sir Humphrey for him to find) and he wants to make a speech condemning the previous government for buying foreign equipment and letting itself manipulate by American salesmen. As soon as Number Ten sees this speech all hell breaks loose. These events happen in the YM episode Open Government.
 
Plant Varieties and Seeds Tribunal
Government quango briefly mentioned in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys.
  
Potato Marketing Board
Government quango briefly mentioned in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys.
 
Press Council
Council mentioned in the YM episode The Moral Dimension. Jim Hacker tells Jenny Goodwin - a reporter from the Guardian - that he wants to call upon the Press Council to censor the press regarding bribery allegations on the British Electronic Systems contract with Qumran. He states that gutter press reporting should not be tolerated, even though he knows the bribery story is true.
 
Press Office
Office of a government department that is responsible for press relations and monitors all reports on relevant political issues.
 
Privileges Committee
See House Committee on Privileges.
 
Privy Council
Advisory council in the British government. Jim Hacker is very proud to be a member of this Council, since he mentions it in the YM episode Equal Opportunities. In the YPM episode The Tangled Web Jim Hacker wonders if he should seek advise on disciplinary measures against Sir Humphrey with the Privy Council.
 
Proms, The
Famous music center mentioned in the YM episode The Challenge regarding the BBC boxes.
 
Public Accounts Committee
Committee of the House that deals with government spending. Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey met here for the first time when Jim Hacker was still MP, and he had a lot of awkward questions for Sir Humphrey.
 
Public Records Office
Office where all government documents that are publicly accessible can be obtained. Every document that is older than 30 years should be available at this office under the 30 year rule, although we learn in the YM episode The Skeleton in the Cupboard this is certainly not always the case.
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Red Brigade
Italian terrorist organisation. Mentioned in the YM episode The Death List.
 
Reform Club
Famous club with mostly male members in high influential positions. Mentioned in the YPM episode The Grand Design.
 
Royal Air Force (RAF)
Part of the British military responsible for the defences in the air. Army General Howard has a low opinion about the RAF; he considers them to be merely garage mechanics. This is mentioned in the YPM episode The Grand Design.
 
Royal College of Physicians
Interest group of doctors that is mentioned in the YPM episode The Smoke Screen. Sir Humphrey refers to them as a silly pressure group and Sir Franks calls them fanatics because they want to eliminate smoking. This group supports Dr. Thorn's plan for radical measures against smoking.
 
Royal Navy
Part of the British military responsible for the defences at sea. In the YPM episode The Smoke Screen we learn that the Navy has sixty Admirals, even though it only has four large ships.
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Safefare Supermarkets
Supermarket chain mentioned in the YM episode The Middle-Class Rip-Off. They made an offer for the site where the Corn Exchange Art Gallery is located in Jim Hacker's constituency. Jim wants to take the offer so the money can be used to save the local football club Aston Wanderers from bankruptcy.
 
School of International Law
School of Baillie College threatened to be hurt because of the overseas students issue in the YM episode Doing the Honours.
 
School of Tropical Medicine
School of Baillie College threatened to be hurt because of the overseas students issue in the YM episode Doing the Honours.
 
Scotland Yard
Name of the British police force.
 
Scottish Nationalists
Small party in the House that focuses on Scottish interests. Jim Hacker compared the Scottish Nationalists with donkeys in the YM episode Doing the Honours.
 
Scottish Office
Government department that deals with Scottish affairs. It is mentioned in the YM episode The Skeleton in the Cupboard.
 
Security Branch
Division of Scotland Yard, dealing with security matters. In the YPM episode Power to the People Sir Humphrey wants the Security Branch to talk to Agnes Moorhouse (a radical local councilor), since he is afraid of talking to her himself.
 
Security Commission
Commission mentioned in the YM episode Party Games. Sir Arnold wants to retire and this organisation appears on a long list of Chairmanships, Directorships and Chancellorships Sir Arnold wants to undertake after his retirement as Cabinet Secretary.
 
Select Committee of Parliament
General term for committees of Parliament. Special committee that Frank Weisel wants to appoint to select the people for quangos. This committee is part of the quango abolition paper that Frank wrote. Featured in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys. In the YM episode The Death List Jim Hacker wants to appoint a Select Committee of both Houses to review all electronic surveillance requests. Jim Hacker appears for a Select Committee that looks into government spending in the YM episode A Question of Loyalty. In the YPM episode A Real Partnership Sir Humphrey fears that a Select Committee will review every future Civil Service pay claim.
 
Shell
Anglo-Dutch oil company and one of the big sisters as they are called. Mentioned in the YM episode The Moral Dimension as being controlled by the oil sheikhdom Qumran. Also a Shell truck can be seen driving at the airport in this episode.
 
Sloane Enterprises Ltd.
Company involved in the financing of the Solihull-project in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys. Michael Bradley of Sloane Enterprises was the direct person the DAA dealt with.
 
Social Science Research Council
Government quango mentioned in the YPM episode The Patron of the Arts. Sir Humphrey remarks that this quango is purely a symbol what the government approves of.
 
Society of Insurance and Pension Actuaries
Group that valued the index-linked pensions of permanent secretaries at £650,000 today. This is mentioned in the YPM episode A Real Partnership. Sir Frank thought it was much less.
 
Society for the Preservation of British Wildlife
Ecological pressure group to maintain the natural heritage of Britain.
 
South East Asia Treaty Organisation (SEATO)
Military organisation of a number of (capitalist) countries in Asia. It's structure is comparable to that of NATO. SEATO is mentioned in the YM episode The Skeleton in the Cupboard.
 
Special Branch
Special division of New Scotland Yard. In the YM episode The Death List it protected Jim Hacker against a possible assassination attempt by the International Freedom Army. In the YM episode Party Games Sir Humphrey has a report by the Special Branch about the personal (sexual) affairs of Eric, one of the candidates running for PM. In the YPM episode One of Us Humphrey mentions that if one wants to hold a real security inquiry one calls in the Special Branch, not set up a government security inquiry. The Special Branch is also called in for a real leak inquiry in the YPM episode Official Secrets. In the YPM episode A Diplomatic Incident the Special Branch has the job of ensuring the security for all the foreign leaders that fly in for the funeral.
 
St. George's College
College mentioned in the YM episode Doing the Honours. It is supposed to be destroyed by the Baronial army that was redirected from Baillie College by William de Vere. Baillie College still memorates this favor.
 
St. John's Ambulance
Government quango briefly mentioned in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys.
 
St. Margaret's School
School visited by Jim Hacker in the YPM episode The National Education Service. This school has set up a program where children manufacture wooden furniture themselves and sell it on the local market. Problems are solved within their math and economics classes. In a highly publicized tour of the North West, Jim visits this school and praises their efforts. He receives a wooden stool as a gift. Later on it turns out that the wood for the stool had been stolen.
 
Supplementary Benefits Office
Office in Kettering mentioned in the YM episode A Question of Loyalty with regards to the roof garden that was put on top of it. This roof garden cost 75,000 pounds and was put there by mistake because nobody saw it on the original building plans when it was bought by the DAA.
 
Swedish Ministry of the Interior
Government department of Sweden for home affairs (comparable to the British Home Office)
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Think Tank
Committee of the Cabinet in the YM episode The Writing on the Wall dedicated to cut back on government waste. Also known as Central Policy Review Staff. Jim Hacker planned to send his department's contribution to this think tank that stated that the DAA aimed at reducing the civil service with 200,000 people.
 
Trade Union Congress (TUC)
Federation of several trade unions in Britain. Briefly mentioned in the YM episode The Bed of Nails.
 
Treasury
Government department responsible for the collection of taxes and the allocation of government money to the various departments. In other countries known as the Department of Finance .
 
Trinity College
One of the Cambridge Colleges that is very famous. Briefly mentioned in the YM episode Doing the Honours by Sir Humphrey; George Monkton advised Cromwell to get the silver at Trinity instead of Baillie College, Oxford. This saved the Baillie College silver.
 
Trotskyite
People that support the views of Leon Trotsky on how the communist ideal should be realized. Lucy Hacker is sympathetic to this group and her boyfriend Peter belongs to them.
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United Nations (UN)
Organisation of around 120 countries that is dedicated to ensure peace and security around the world. Sir Humphrey remarks in the YPM episode A Victory for Democracy that the UN is the accepted forum for the expression of international hatred.
 
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Organisation part of United Nations. In the YPM episode A Diplomatic Incident, Mr. Berenger of UNESCO attends the funeral reception.
 
Union of Office Employees
At a meeting of this Union Jim Hacker is planning to deliver a speech condemning the previous government for a trade contract for computer monitors with a American firm instead of a British one. This happens in the YM episode Open Government.
 
University of Essex
University mentioned by Sir Humphrey in the YM episode The Skeleton in the Cupboard with regards to wasted government money. Also mentioned in the YPM episode The Bishops Gambit; Canon Mike Stanford was a University Chaplain here.
 
University Grants Committee
Quango mentioned in the YPM episode A Real Partnership. Professor Welsh is eager to become a member of this committee, and asked Sir Humphrey to put his name up. For this reason Sir Humphrey wants Professor Welsh to look at the Civil Service pay claim. "He will know what is required of him", Sir Humphrey commented.
Also mentioned briefly in the YPM episode The National Education Service.
 
University of Sussex
University mentioned by the Master of Baillie College in the YM episode Doing the Honours. He does not have a high opinion about this University. Jim Hacker remarks in the YPM episode A Victory for Democracy that the University of Sussex is like a kibbutz.
 
US State Department
Government department of the United States that deals with foreign affairs.
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Vehicle Licensing Center
The ultimate nightmare for every civil servant to work. This government department looks after the registration of vehicles. Located in Swansea. Jim Hacker is having a speech here to the Conference of Municipal Treasurers in the YM episode Big Brother. Also mentioned in the YPM episode The Bishops Gambit. The bishopric of Truro is for the Church of England what the Vehicle Licensing Center is for the Civil Service.
 
Voluntary Services Committee
Organisation that Annie Hacker works for during Jim Hacker's Prime Ministership. Mentioned in the YPM episode The Grand Design.
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War Graves Commission
The ultimate nightmare for a senior civil servant to be "promoted" to. In the YPM episode One of Us Sir Arnold warns Sir Humphrey he might be sacked and made chairman of the War Graves Commission.
 
War Office
The former name of the Ministry of Defence.
 
Warsaw Pact
Military pact of Eastern European countries that was founded in Warsaw in 1955 as an opponent to NATO. The Soviet Union was the strongest of its participants. Mentioned in the YPM episode A Diplomatic Incident.
 
Welfare Rights Research Department
Department mentioned in the YM episode The Challenge. It is one of the departments subsidized by the London borough of Thames Marsh.
 
Welsh Nationalist Party
Party that strives to separate Wales from the rest of Great Britain.
 
Welsh Office
Government office mentioned by Bernard in the YPM episode A Conflict of Interest. He suggests to reward Dorothy's friend that provided them with the secret auditors report on Phillips Berenson with an honour through the Welsh Office as services to leaks.
 
White Fish Authority
Government quango briefly mentioned in the YM episode Jobs for the Boys. In the YPM episode A Conflict of Interest we learn that Alexander Jameson (candidate for Governor of the Bank of England) has worked at the White Fish Authority. In the YPM episode Power to the People Sir Humphrey wants the White Fish Authority to talk to Agnes Moorhouse (a radical local councilor), since he is afraid of talking to her himself.
 
Winchester School
School that Sir Humphrey went to, as mentioned in the YPM episode The National Education Service.
 
Women of Greenham Common
Anti-nuclear missile group that protested outside an American military base in the UK. The group consisted of only women and children. Mentioned in the YPM episode The Bishops Gambit.
 
Word Processing Committees
Committees of the EEC that are aimed at establishing a European standard for word processing equipment. Mentioned in the YM episode The Devil You Know.
 
Word Processing Conference
Conference to discuss the standard for word processing equipment. It is to be held in Brussels and Sir Humphrey want to attend it. Jim Hacker however does not because of the Cabinet reshuffle (Quote: "One day you are out of the office, next day your out of office"). Later on he plans to go to the conference after all, since he is considering to take the Commissioner-job.
 
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