Post Tagged with: "Accountability"

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Senior pay for NHS staff in Bucks

In the context of recent concerns surrounding urgent care in Buckinghamshire and the Secretary of State’s comments about managerial accountability, I asked for data on senior pay for NHS staff across Buckinghamshire. The Minister replied that, between April 2011 and March 2012, the number of staff in Buckinghamshire Primary Care […]

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A vision for more accountable public services

The Government have released their Open Public Services 2012 document which focuses on decentralising power to ensure that public services are accountable to the people that use them rather than to centralised bureaucracies. Despite global economic woes, public demand for high-quality services has remained intense. This does not mean that […]

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Power to the People

NB: The author is Tim Hewish, who I am glad to welcome as a local contributor. — Steve Next week, the Conservatives will announce their new policy document on raising public participation in politics. It is true that we live in a representative democracy whereby MPs are elected with the […]

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David Cameron: We can’t go on like this

Via David Cameron: We can’t go on like this: A decade of big government and blunt, bureaucratic control has undermined responsibility and made our social problems worse, not better. We are determined to forge a new direction. We will use the state to help remake society by encouraging people to […]

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Commons officials prevent MPs asking about BBC license fee

Douglas Carswell MP writes candidly about the ability of Parliament to do its job: The House of Commons is useless at holding those with executive power to account. If Mr Speaker presides over a Table Office that won’t allow questions about the license fee, what’s the point of Parliament or […]

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