Quango Watch — a Local Authority Perspective
In July 1996 my fellow councillor, June Evans and I, were asked by the leader of Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council to form a working group under the aegis of the policy and resources committee to look at the subject of quangos. Clearly, within the Council there was a great deal of concern about these mysterious bodies which, it was perceived, wielded great power and spent vast amounts of money. An atmosphere of suspicion bordering on paranoia existed. Something should be done. But what?
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