UK Politics

Labour Party: Tories now to tell us whether cost of closing quangos is actually bigger than the savings - Byrne

News   •   Oct 14, 2010 12:17 BST

Liam Byrne MP, Labour’s Shadow Minister for the Cabinet Office, has commented on the Government’s announcement that swathing cuts are to be made to quangos.

He said that: 

“Labour had a plan for steadily saving £0.5 billion by carefully closing 25% of quangos over the next few years. 

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