“Improving efficiency and transparency: DCMS cuts quangos”

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The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has announced that 19 of its 55 public bodies are being abolished or reformed. The move is part of a drive across Government to increase radically the transparency and accountability of all public services.

DCMS has identified several Ofcom duties which should be amended or removed to return the policy-setting role to the Secretary of State, reduce unnecessary expense and to avoid duplication. The proposed changes are:

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