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Current status: Report published, Government Reponse received
The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) launched an inquiry on 10 September 2010 into the government’s plans to cut the number of quangos as part of its wider interest in ‘smaller government’.
The Committee examined the following issues:
PASC received written evidence on issues relating to this inquiry. Full details are set out in the Issues and Questions paper.
The report was published on 7 January 2011.
Report and oral evidence
Additional written evidence
Letter from PASC to Information Commissioner's Office ( PDF 43 KB)
Additional letter from the Information Commissioner's Office ( PDF 689 KB)
National Audit Office memorandum on assessing business cases for changes to arm's length bodies
Issues and Questions Paper:
Issues and Questions paper ( PDF 791 KB)
28 October 2010: PASC to question Minister on Quangos cull
4 November 2010: PASC to hear from Unions and Academics on Quangos cull
22 November 2010: PASC to hold joint evidence session on Ministers and Quangos
7 January 2011: PASC publishes report on Quangos
Link to evidence session:
3 November 2010
9 November 2010
23 November 2010
MPs urge Government to re-examine governance arrangements for public bodies
The Public Administration Select Committee will question Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude MP about Government plans to cut the number of Quangos on Wednesday 3 November at 9.30am in Committee Room 15
The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) today launches an inquiry into the government’s plans to cut the number of quangos as part of its wider interest in ‘smaller government'