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quango

a semipublic government-financed administrative body whose members are appointed by the government
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Radical plans drafted by Finance Minister Jack McConnell will make it easier for ordinary people to replace them on quangos.
The cull of the culture quangos will mean that many of their existing governing boards will be HALVED, saving many thousands of pounds.
The issue of quangos (quasi autonomous non-governmental organisations) came up as Conwy's full council debated pressures on budgets, reluctantly agreeing a 5% council tax rise.
A quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation - or quango - is a public body not directly controlled by government.
"But they are creating tens of new quangos with their top-down reorganisation of the NHS, whilst those bodies such as One North East, which really did help growth and help create jobs, have no effective replacement and that's why we are still in a double-dip recession."
Shadow Cabinet Office Minister Jon Trickett said: "This Government promised a bonfire of the quangos, but it's a damp squib.
A No vote on Thursday could well put us back on the slippery road to that Quango state.
People have been fed up with the old way of doing business, where the people they voted for could often avoid taking responsibility for difficult and tough decisions by creating or hiding behind one of these quangos."
IT'S quite easy to pile quangos up on a bonfire - who wants to die fighting for the Advisory Committee on Packaging?
It would benefit the majority of staff but high-ranking staff from former quangos face having their base salaries effectively frozen with only "non-consolidated" annual increases that do not automatically continue the following year.
But last night fury mounted among politicians as one of the quango's workers said: "This has been billed as a conference, but you can be sure we'll have plenty of opportunities to let our hair down.
Reagan proclaimed in 1982 that "The march of freedom and democracy will leave Marxism-Leninism on the ash heap of history," and set in motion a major movement that led to the creation of a number of QUANGOs (quasi-nongovernmental organizations) like the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) that worked to build democratic opposition abroad.