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Public Administration - Sixth Report

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 9 November 1999.


CONTENTS


Terms of Reference

LIST OF WITNESSES

LIST OF MEMORANDA PUBLISHED IN VOLUME I

LIST OF MEMORANDA PUBLISHED IN VOLUME II

REPORT

QUANGOS

SUMMARY

SUMMARY OF CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

INTRODUCTION

Acknowledgements

WHAT ARE QUANGOS?

Public bodies, quangos, NDPBs

Non-departmental public bodies

Task Forces

Local public spending bodies

Other bodies

Mapping the 'quango state'

The quango debate

THE ACCOUNTABILITY OF NDPBs

The Government's approach to reform

Accountability to Ministers

Accountability to Parliament

Wider accountability

THE ACCOUNTABILITY OF LOCAL BODIES

The "new magistracy"

The reform of local quangos

Partnerships

Audit and inspection

Regional Development Agencies and regional accountability

THE ACCOUNTABILITY OF OTHER SIGNIFICANT BODIES OPENING UP PUBLIC APPOINTMENTS

The Nolan reforms

Are all appointments covered by the new rules?

Are appointments properly made?

Drawing in new blood

Retaining experience and dealing with interests

MODERNISING QUANGOS

ANNEXES

1.  Notes of meetings held at the University of Birmingham and in Walsall on 15 and 16 February 1999

2.  Task Forces established since May 1997

PROCEEDINGS OF THE COMMITTEE RELATING TO THE REPORT

MINUTES OF EVIDENCE
    TUESDAY 27 OCTOBER 1998
    TUESDAY 2 FEBRUARY 1999
    TUESDAY 23 FEBRUARY 1999
    TUESDAY 16 MARCH 1999
    TUESDAY 23 MARCH 1999
    TUESDAY 20 APRIL 1999
    TUESDAY 27 APRIL 1999
    TUESDAY 15 JUNE 1999


 
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