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Quango List - 192 To Be Axed

by Carl
Date: Oct 2010

Nearly 200 quangos are to be scrapped following a review of 901 bodies, the government has announced.

The Cabinet Office said 192 quangos will be abolished altogether or see their functions carried out by government or other bodies.

A further 118 will be merged. Some are still under consideration but 380 will be retained, the government says.

Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude said he did not know how many jobs would go as a result.

"We don't know at this stage," he told the BBC.

"All the staff in bodies that are affected are being communicated with today and the bodies and the departments which are responsible for them will be working out the detail over the months ahead."

He said it was right to get the "broad" plans out - but it was still a "work in progress" as some bodies were still under review. In future every three years each remaining quango would be subject to a review, to see if it is still needed.

He said he could not say how much money would be saved, but it would be "significant". The government argues that the plans are not primarily about saving money - but about increasing accountability, by having decisions taken by ministers where possible.

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