EH - The QUANGO axe

Steve Stanford steve.h.stanford at
Thu Oct 14 16:09:05 BST 2010

Very disappointing to learn that EH has survived, and the QUANGO axe has
fallen a little short! 



English Heritage 

Retain - Retain on grounds of performing a technical function which should
remain independent from Government 


I'd rather hoped that the government might dig a little deeper into their
activities and consider whether and how they deliver 'value for money' in
the current climate. So perhaps now is the time to be offering suggestions
for further cost reduction opportunities to our MPs (possibly more effective
than indulging in debates with EH at expensive London venues). If the
details (and cost) of some recent cases with bells were more widely known, I
am not sure there would be many votes for continuing to support that
particular kind of expenditure / tax redistribution as a priority, or yet
frustrating what is often voluntary work and contributions by the 'Big





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