The editor responds: Our aim was to flag up the many quangos
and similar bodies that impact on this industry.
Two years ago, the SQA became the most infamous of all quangos
, after thousands of pupils were left with wrong or no exam results.
In The Quango
Explosion, Holland and Fallon argued that 'the principal beneficiaries of this largesse have been senior trade union leaders'.
We suspect that the poorer the area you live in, the less likely you are to climb to the heights of quango
The move comes despite Mr Brown vowing in 1995 that a Labour government would ABOLISH most quangos
Welsh Liberal Democrat assembly leader Mike German said the First Minister had backed himself into a corner in his 'ill-thought-out' moves to abolish the quangos
There are 95 Scots quangos
, running health care, enterprise, water, sport and the arts and culture.
GOVERNMENT plans to scrap almost 200 quangos
and merge or reform hundreds more, drew strong criticism from unions.
In the debate, Independent councillor Philip Evans, Conwy's Cabinet member for governance and regulation, asked: "Have Assembly Members asked how many quangos
the Welsh Assembly has set up?
Research director Alison "Payne believes quangos
lack "democratic accountability".
He added: "Once we have completed the planned closures and mergers, we will continue to review all remaining quangos
to ensure that never again will we end up with so many of these vast bureaucratic and unaccountable bodies.
A No vote on Thursday could well put us back on the slippery road to that Quango