[Bell Historians] EH - The QUANGO axe

Richard Offen richard.offen at JUyJImmoiTG6iq1E9Uzwq5zQowvZHFlIAoKXtbIMkKKJEAuCE6235G4tfhXUNtdvUS8-VwR_yPKhHngLXPs515QBxg.yahoo.invalid
Fri Oct 15 12:24:03 BST 2010

Look on the bright side, EH might have been axed and the government come up
with something worse!




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



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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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