Tory peer calls for greater scrutiny of quangos by parliament

Some quangos are very large organisations, like the NHS and Ofsted, while others are much smaller bodies, like the Boundary Commission for England.

Tyrie’s report, published by the Thatcherite Centre for Policy Studies think tank, said that the UK is becoming a “quango state” with the bodies now overseeing 20 per cent of the economy.

Tyrie said: “The number, powers and importance of quangos has been a growing for a long time. Parliament has an opportunity to do something about it.

“Quangos play a decisive role in a great deal of British public life, but their decisions often go unexamined by parliament.”

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Date Added: Sunday 24th October 2021