Statement on public bodies reform

15 October 2010

Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, made a statement to the House of Commons on 14 October on public bodies reform.

Non-Departmental Public bodies

A non-departmental public body is defined as a “body which has a role in the processes of national Government, but is not a Government Department or part of one, and which accordingly operates to a greater or lesser extent at arm’s length from Ministers”. They are also know as quangos (quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations).

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