§ 60. Mr. Dickens
asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many non-departmental public bodies have been (a) abolished or (b) reformed since May 1979.
§ Mr. Dickens
Can my right hon. Friend confirm that the Government's quango hunt has not run out of steam?
§ Mr. Tony Banks
Does the Minister believe that when non-departmental bodies are set up by the Government, particularly when they replace democratically elected bodies — I am thinking specifically of the residuary bodies that were set up to replace the democratically elected Greater London council and the metropolitan county councils — Ministers should have the guts to answer questions about the activities of those non-departmental bodies?