Government publishes legislation to push through quango reform
The Public Bodies Bill, devised to write into legislation new government powers to merge or scrap public bodies, has been published in Parliament.
The Public Bodies Bill (PBB) is published subsequent to the "quango cull" announcement of 14 October which saw 192 quangos de-listed as public bodies or abolished altogether and a further 118 lined up to merge.
The PBB will give ministers the power to abolish or merge public bodies, to modify the constitutional or funding arrangements of a quango, to transfer its functions or to delegate a body's functions.
Source: Civil Society News