Via Treasury announces ‘bonfire of quangos’ to save taxpayer millions – Times Online :

Liam Byrne, the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, has written to Whitehall departments demanding an urgent review of all quangos to assess which can be abolished, merged with other bodies or taken back directly into their ministries. A number of quangos appear to have overlapping remits, including some covering skills, law and order, environment and transport. “The Ministry of Justice alone has 200 quangos,” said a Treasury spokesman.

This would be a good time to read the slim book Bureaucracy. The book is online here and my review is here.

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