Early day motion 943

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QUASI-AUTONOMOUS NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS

That this House notes with alarm that quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations (quangos) are now responsible for 21 per cent. of public expenditure, spending £123 billion a year, representing 40 per cent. more than the total expenditure of local government; further notes that this represents £2,000 a year per head of the population; deplores the lack of democratic involvement and accountability which quangos have, particularly those covering such vital public areas as health, police, fire and ambulance services as well as education and the arts; believes that there is no place in a modern democracy for so many decisions to be made in the name of the public by those who have no democratic mandate and accountability; welcomes the report on quangos by the New Local Government Network; and calls on the Government to come forward with proposals to transfer the current powers of quangos to bodies which are democratic and publicly accountable.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Barrett, John Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 04.11.2008
Breed, Colin Liberal Democrats South East Cornwall 20.02.2008
Cable, Vincent Liberal Democrats Twickenham 05.03.2008
Campbell, Gregory Democratic Unionist Party Londonderry East 20.02.2008
Conway, Derek Independent Conservative Old Bexley and Sidcup 22.02.2008
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 21.02.2008
Cryer, Ann Labour Party Keighley 19.02.2008
Davies, Dai INDEPENDENT Blaenau Gwent 20.02.2008
Dean, Janet Labour Party Burton 22.02.2008
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 19.02.2008
Efford, Clive Labour Party Eltham 22.02.2008
Etherington, Bill Labour Party Sunderland North 22.02.2008
Evans, Nigel Conservative Party Ribble Valley 21.02.2008
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 19.02.2008
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 19.02.2008
Harvey, Nick Liberal Democrats North Devon 20.02.2008
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 21.02.2008
Holmes, Paul Liberal Democrats Chesterfield 22.02.2008
Hunter, Mark Liberal Democrats Cheadle 19.02.2008
Jenkins, Brian Labour Party Tamworth 19.02.2008
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 20.02.2008
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 20.02.2008
Pugh, John Liberal Democrats Southport 26.02.2008
Purchase, Ken Labour Party Wolverhampton North East 27.02.2008
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 18.02.2008
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 19.02.2008
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 26.02.2008
Spink, Bob Conservative Party Castle Point 19.02.2008
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 03.03.2008
Swire, Hugo Conservative Party East Devon 06.11.2008
Taylor, David Labour Party North West Leicestershire 19.02.2008
Vis, Rudi Labour Party Finchley and Golders Green 20.02.2008
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 26.02.2008
Williams, Stephen Liberal Democrats Bristol West 20.02.2008
Wilson, Sammy Democratic Unionist Party East Antrim 20.02.2008
Younger-Ross, Richard Liberal Democrats Teignbridge 21.02.2008