HC Deb 18 June 1997 vol 296 cc200-1W
Mr. Don Foster

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what changes he plans to make(a) the role and responsibilities of quangos and (b) the accountability of quangos in the education sector; and if he will make a statement. [4212]

Dr. Howells

We are currently examining the role and responsibilities of each of our Non-Departmental Public Bodies, or quangos, as part of the Department's spending review. Our policy proposals concerning the accountability of quangos, including those in the education sector, will be set out in the White Paper on Better Government announced on 3 June by the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.