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Public Body Reform

Volume 556: debated on Monday 7 January 2013

Over the Christmas recess, the Cabinet Office published “Public Bodies 2012” which provides an update of the Government’s programme of public body reform and a directory of non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs), as well as summary information on the size and expenditure of the NDPB sector and information on public appointments.

Publication of “Public Bodies 2012” is a positive step for transparency; providing detailed information about every non-departmental public body in a single easy-to-use document. For the first time, the report is being released in parallel with an electronically searchable form of the directory.

“Public Bodies 2012” can be downloaded from the civil service website at: Copies have been provided to the Libraries of both Houses.