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quango

a semipublic government-financed administrative body whose members are appointed by the government
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The Welsh Government defended itself when asked how many quangos - which it calls Welsh Government Sponsored Bodies - it had set up.
Many quangos have pension liabilities that will have to be met by someone, and some staff will find themselves doing their old job, but with a different title and as part of the civil service.
The Tories now need to tell us whether their desperation for headlines and faster cuts means the cost of closing quangos is actually bigger than the savings.
The move comes despite Mr Brown vowing in 1995 that a Labour government would ABOLISH most quangos.
Former Finance Minister Angus MacKay announced last June that a third of all quangos were to be abolished and that a further 61 would come under scrutiny, with the possibility of further culls.
The QUANGOs also spent a great deal of money training election observers, one for almost every district in Yugoslavia.
Quangos and Local Government: A Changing World indeed.
Featuring tracks from a combination of now-known (Jazzanova, Fila Brazilia, Tosca) and soon-to-be-known artists (The Funky Lowlives, Radar, Kaidi Tatham), Quango continues to be on the leading edge of global culture.
Cabinet Minister Francis Maude also yesterday admitted jobs would be lost as a result of his plan to scrap 192 quangos, with a further 118 bodies merged and another 171 "substantially" reformed.
QUANGO CASE STUDY 1: CONSUMER FOCUS WALES CONSUMER Focus Wales was created only two years ago to champion consumer rights, but it is to be scrapped as the Government seeks to cut costs.
This, again, is not and never has been a quango, but is in fact an NDPB.
Taxpayers' Alliance chief, Matthew Elliott, told Sunday Mirror last night: "This is a huge bill and most people in Northern Ireland will be amazed at how big the quango sector has got.