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Public Bodies

Volume 496: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the (a) terms of reference are and (b) timetable is for his Department's review of quangos; (286647)

(2) if he will place in the Library a copy of the recent letter sent by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to Government departments on reviewing quangos.

On 3 July 2009 I announced that a review of arm’s length bodies would be taken forward as part of the public value programme. The pre-Budget report will provide a progress report on the public value programme.