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  • n. Plural form of quango.

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Examples

  • And while they're at it, they should tell us whether their manifesto commitment for 20 new quangos is now on ice.

    Government scraps 192 quangos

  • The Tories now need to tell us whether their desperation for headlines and faster cuts means the cost of closing quangos is actually bigger than the savings.

    Government scraps 192 quangos

  • Prime Minister David Cameron said the government's planned cull of independent public agencies known as quangos — quasi-autonomous nongovernment organizations — will save billions of pounds, upping its estimate following criticism of the process.

    World Watch

  • Prime Minister David Cameron said Wednesday that the government's planned cull of independent public agencies, known as quangos — quasi-autonomous nongovernment organizations — will save billions of pounds, upping its estimate following criticism of the process.

    Cameron Defends Plan to Cut Agencies

  • Francis Maude didn't seem to grasp that lots of the quangos were there to keep people like him out of the embryology row

    Sketch: Quangos scorched as Buck Passing Council goes up in flames

  • He didn't seem to grasp that lots of the quangos were there to keep people like him out of the embryology row and ministerial suggestions that Liverpool fans were drunk at Hillsborough.

    Sketch: Quangos scorched as Buck Passing Council goes up in flames

  • Both the Conservative Party and the Labour Government have stated today that they intend to cut the number of quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations otherwise known as quangos to ensure that public funds are used more efficiently during the next few years.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • The bonfire of the quangos was a retrograde step resulting in less accountability, less efficiency and poorer public debate.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • New staff data for Non-departmental Public Bodies - usually referred to as quangos - which contained the figure of 111,129 was published recently but overshadowed by further disclosures about MPs 'expenses.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • The mushrooming of so-called quangos is the most commonly cited illustration; but what is fascinating is that even as the government has attempted to cut their ranks, their cost has continued to rise as, hydra-like, those remaining take on ever more staff.

    Top stories from Times Online

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