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Parliamentary accountability : a study of Parliament and executive agencies

Author: Philip James Giddings; Study of Parliament Group.
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire : Macmillan Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Assesses Parliament's response to the formation of "executive agencies" within the Civil Service. It reviews Parliament's mechanisms and considers several case studies (including the benefits and employment agencies), and concludes that there could be greater accountability.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip James Giddings; Study of Parliament Group.
ISBN: 033363201X 9780333632017
OCLC Number: 31858231
Description: xi, 260 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The origins of the "Next Steps" programme, Gavin Drewry and Philip Giddings; ministerial responsibility and the "Next Steps" agencies, Robert Pyper; "Next Steps" and parliamentary scrutiny, Barry Winetrobe; the Treasury Committee and "Next Steps" programme, David Natzler and Paul Silk; financial accountability --
an audit, Priscilla Baines; MP and agencies --
parliamentary questions and the PCA, Paul Evans and Philip Giddings; The Department of Environment agencies, George Jones et al; The Department of Social Security and its agencies, Patricia Greer; accountability and the Employment Service Agency, Norman Lewis; review and conclusions, Philip Giddings.
Responsibility: edited by Philip Giddings for the Study of Parliament Group.

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Written by members of the Study of Parliament Group, this book assesses Parliament's response to the reorganisation of much of the civil service into 'executive agencies'.  Read more...

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