Public Bodies

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 16th June 2015.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lord Stoddart of Swindon Lord Stoddart of Swindon Independent Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what plans they have to review the case for, and powers of, the existing non-ministerial departments, agencies and other public bodies.

Photo of Lord Bridges of Headley Lord Bridges of Headley The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The Government's Public Bodies Reform Programme, introduced in 2010, has reduced the number of arm's-length bodies, including executive agencies and non-ministerial departments, by a third. To date, this has delivered cumulative savings in excess of £2.6bn.

As part of this Programme, there is a requirement that both non-departmental public bodies and executive agencies are subject to regular review.

Does this answer the above question?

Yes0 people think so

No0 people think not

Would you like to ask a question like this yourself? Use our Freedom of Information site.