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Glossary of departments

Acronym Department
BIS  Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 

DCLG

Department for Communities and Local Government

CO

Cabinet Office

DCMS

Department for Culture, Media and Sport

DECC

Department of Energy and Climate Change 

DEFRA

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

DE NI

Department of Education Northern Ireland

DEL NI

Department of Employment and Learning Northern Ireland

DETI NI

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment - Northern Ireland

DfE 

Department for Education 

DfID

Department for International Development

DFP NI

Department of Finance and Personnel Northern Ireland

DfT

Department for Transport

DH

Department of Health

DHSSPS NI

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety Northern Ireland

DoE NI

Department of Environment Northern Ireland

DSD NI

Department for Social Development Northern Ireland

DWP

Department for Work and Pensions

GEO Government Equalities Office

GRO

General Register Office

GRO(S)

General Register Office for Scotland

HMRC

HM Revenue and Customs

HMT

HM Treasury

HPA

Health Protection Agency

HSE

Health and Safety Executive

MoD

Ministry of Defence

MoJ

Ministry of Justice

NHS

National Health Service

NHS-IC

National Health Service Information Centre for Health and Social Care

NHS(S)

National Health Service - Scotland

NIO

Northern Ireland Office

NISRA

Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency

OFMDFM NI

Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister Northern Ireland

OGC

Office of Government Commerce

SG

Scottish Government

UKBA

UK Border Agency

WG

Welsh Government

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