Liam Byrne MP, Labour's Shadow Cabinet Office Minister, said in response to the Public Administration Select Committee's report on quangos which was published today:
"The committee appears to confirm that Francis Maude is now Britain's most expensive butcher.
"Labour wants to see fewer quangos and savings made. But now we know that the Tory-led Government has handled this so badly that any savings have gone up in smoke. It's no wonder the select committee says the Government's so called bonfire of the quangos has been 'botched'."