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this is for 2006 but it really is ridiculous that we are 'investin' 68 billion in PCTs...

QuangoResult1.Primary Care Trusts£67,989,189,000 2.NHS Trusts£36,033,813,000 3.Learning and Skills Council£10,417,764,000 4.Royal Mail Holdings Plc£8,995,000,000 5.Higher Education Funding Council for England£6,766,868,000 6.British Broadcasting Corporation£4,213,200,000 7.Strategic Health Authorities£4,159,573,000 8.British Nuclear Fuels plc£2,833,000,000 9.Health and Social Services Trusts£2,541,388,835 10.Strategic Rail Authority£2,430,800,000 11.Housing Corporation£1,675,787,000 12.NHS Litigation Authority£1,667,553,000 13.Eastern Health and Social Services Board£1,302,061,000 14.Environment Agency£1,038,400,000
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A nice idea but i doubt it will happen. All these interfering quangos and their rafts of non-jobs help keep unemployment down and levels of government control up.

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A nice idea but i doubt it will happen. All these interfering quangos and their rafts of non-jobs help keep unemployment down and levels of government control up.

Unfortunately I agree it's more spin to get voters thinking Labour are doing something whilst the Tories do nothing.

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They'll make them redundant, then rehire them in brand new quangos.

co-ordinated by a new super-quango

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They'll make them redundant, then rehire them in brand new quangos.

To refine this idea slightly, what they'll do is create a new quango ("UKQuang" or something) tasked with reducing the number of quangos, and it will grow monstrously large in the process.

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To refine this idea slightly, what they'll do is create a new quango ("UKQuang" or something) tasked with reducing the number of quangos, and it will grow monstrously large in the process.

ha - I beat you by 1 minute.

I get first bags on being the CEO of the new quango

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Guest sillybear2

They'll create a new quango to find out how to get rid of quangos.

edit: Si1 is just too good.

Edited by sillybear2

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It's as good a selection criteria as any.

yes - I am a loyal socialist, hallalujah, kiss my feet proletariat I am your friend! And give me your money!

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Seriously, I went to school with a fella who is now a CEO of a development quango in the north west (I'm from Lpool).

We had a school debate, he was proposing various spectacular development spending packages, so I asked how they fitted in with limited financial means, as he had apparently no priorities apart from just spending cash for the sake of it. He said it can be printed. I thought this guy has no future in public admin which he aspires to... turns out he was right, up to a point, unfortunately.

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Yes but do either of you two vote Labour?

If not your out of the running.

motherf*cker.

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They'll devolve power to the local authorities. Problem is these will be worse run than the quangos.

wouldn't be so bad if they devolved democratic accountability at the same time -but they won't.

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So your in with Ed Balls. Say no more. :P

Yeah, somebody should bung Balls & Brown on the bonfire whilst they're at it, they'd be like Latimer & Ridley, but mytars only to bullsh1t economics and bankrupting the country.

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Abolishing Quangos is a hoary old perennial that politicians always like to trot out when elections are in the offing. In my lifetime it has been promised by every party keen to take office since at least 1979. Of course once in power the first things politicians want to do is to reward all their backers and pals with cozy, nice paying little sinecures. The easiest way to achieve that goal is to appoint your chums to a post on a Quango. Thus they survive and proliferate in ever greater numbers. Erasing Japanese knotweed would be a doddle by comparison.

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