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Public Bodies

Question for Cabinet Office

UIN HL204, tabled on 2 June 2015

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.

Answered on

16 June 2015

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.

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Cabinet Office