Quango we can't afford

I READ with interest the announcement of the creation of the new quango, the city regions organisation. In this time for austerity, do we want or need this group? Can we afford it? What is the purse set aside to fund it? And whose purse is it coming from? If it is the public purse, then this is clearly another ‘jobs for the boys’ set-up. Typical of our Labour administration, who trumpeted loud and clear that we would be having a bonfire of all the quangos. But what happened? How many did we get rid of? And how many have been created since Labour has been in power at the Assembly?

I can’t see much of a future for this group with Bob Wellington from Torfaen (not a city) as chairman and Russell Greenway from Cardiff as its deputy chairman. But hey ho, who asked us, the taxpayers?

Jean Gray The Wades, Cwmbran

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2:38am Fri 8 Feb 13

gathin says...

The council are just trying to find a way to waste what is left of "our money" before the new tax yr starts. Then they can start wasting it all over again...
The council are just trying to find a way to waste what is left of "our money" before the new tax yr starts. Then they can start wasting it all over again... gathin

9:27am Fri 8 Feb 13

Bobevans says...

It seems more a smoke screen than anything. How exactly does this new organisation fit in with Newport Unlimited and the other developers?

What is the remit of this new organisation? What powers does it have? What budget does it have?

What consolation and involvement will the public have?

What are the time scales ?

What are the deliverables ?

Where is the project plan?
It seems more a smoke screen than anything. How exactly does this new organisation fit in with Newport Unlimited and the other developers? What is the remit of this new organisation? What powers does it have? What budget does it have? What consolation and involvement will the public have? What are the time scales ? What are the deliverables ? Where is the project plan? Bobevans

9:27am Fri 8 Feb 13

Bobevans says...

It seems more a smoke screen than anything. How exactly does this new organisation fit in with Newport Unlimited and the other developers?

What is the remit of this new organisation? What powers does it have? What budget does it have?

What consolation and involvement will the public have?

What are the time scales ?

What are the deliverables ?

Where is the project plan?
It seems more a smoke screen than anything. How exactly does this new organisation fit in with Newport Unlimited and the other developers? What is the remit of this new organisation? What powers does it have? What budget does it have? What consolation and involvement will the public have? What are the time scales ? What are the deliverables ? Where is the project plan? Bobevans

7:20am Sat 9 Feb 13

scraptheWAG says...

I expect Bob there will be a head of BIDS on 80k a deputy probably one of the labour faithful on 60k
I expect Bob there will be a head of BIDS on 80k a deputy probably one of the labour faithful on 60k scraptheWAG

7:20am Sat 9 Feb 13

scraptheWAG says...

I expect Bob there will be a head of BIDS on 80k a deputy probably one of the labour faithful on 60k
I expect Bob there will be a head of BIDS on 80k a deputy probably one of the labour faithful on 60k scraptheWAG

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