Thursday, September 23, 2010

Some 177 quangos 'to be scrapped' by the government

Some 177 quangos, or taxpayer-funded public bodies, could be scrapped by the government, a leaked document suggests.

The Daily Telegraph says it shows the Health Protection Agency and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority are two due to be abolished.

A further four bodies are said to be facing privatisation, with an additional 129 set to be merged.

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