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Regular news: Issue 409 31 Mar 2006

Tories pledge to abolish CfIT 'talking shop' and assemblies

The Commission for Integrated Transport is an "unproductive and inefficient talking-shop" that should be abolished, the Conservative Party has said.

The proposal forms part of a financial savings review of government activity drawn up for the party by company 'trouble-shooter' David James. In all, 162 quangos and six government units would be scrapped.

Much of the transfer of power to regional bodies that has occurred should also be undone, the review recommends. This would involve...

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