Tessa Jowell MP, Labour’s Shadow Cabinet Office Secretary, in response to the Public Service Reform White paper, said:
“This White Paper contains few new ideas and even fewer new proposals. Having promised radical change, the Tory-led Government are lagging behind their earlier rhetoric and are yet to catch up with the last Labour Government.
“Our public services face significant challenges over the coming years not least as a result of cuts that are too far and too fast. Yet it appears that the Government are simply obsessed with spin and presentation rather than providing the reform that our public services need.”