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MPs condemn coalition's bonfire of the quangos as botched

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Fri, 07/01/2011

Parliament's respected public administration committee has branded the flagship coalition policy of scrapping 192 quangos as botched.

In the most damning formal assessment of the government's performance to date, the Commons public administration select committee says the coalition has "poorly managed" its so-called bonfire of the quangos, and failed to achieve its two main aims – to improve accountability and reduce spending, meaning the reorganisation could now cost more than it will save.

The report, published today, suggests the coalition's ambitions were naive, and says the new government faced difficulties in "translating ambitious pre-election rhetoric into deliverable policy".

Source: Guardian News