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Coalition's quango hit list revealed

BBC World Service, Carbon Trust await their fates

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A hit list of 177 quangos which the coalition government plans to abolish in order to save money has been revealed.

The list includes British Nuclear Fuels, British Waterways, the Commission for Integrated Transport, the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority and the National Policing Improvement Agency.

A further four groups will be privatised - the Construction and Skills Training Board, the Engineering Construction Board, the Film Industry Training Board and the Tote Board, the Telegraph, which has the full list, reports.

Some 94 organisations are still to have their fates decided - including the previously mentioned Advisory Committee on Conscientious Objectors.

Others include the BBC World Service, the British Council, the British Hallmarking Trust, the Carbon Trust, the Competition Commission, the Design Council, the Energy Savings Trust and the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The Environment Agency, the Forestry Commission, the Investigatory Powers Tribunal, which oversees RIPA, the Office for Fair Trading, the Student Loan Company and Visit Britain are all also waiting to hear what their future holds.

The leak is a convenient first taste of the government's spending review, which is due at the end of October.

Many of the quangos supposedly disappearing will really just be brought back within the government department which oversees their work. ®

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