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QUANGOS SUPPLANT DEMOCRATICALLY ELECTED LOCAL AUTHORITIES

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The new quango for schools that have opted out of local authority control which started work this week just bolster...
The new quango for schools that have opted out of local authority control which started work this week just bolsters the power of education secretary John Patten, reports The Independent (p29).

'Unlike local authorities, quangos will not be answerable to the public,' it writes.

The paper points out that education takes the largest slice of council budgets 'and its fortunes symbolise the decline of local democracy.'
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