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Cameron aims to remove Ofcom policy role

UK Conservative party leader David Cameron has said he will strip media and communications regulator Ofcom of its policy role if his party wins the next election.

Cameron told the BBC Today radio programme that he would reduce Ofcom’s remit as part of a plan to cut the number and cost of independent public bodies known as “quangos” (quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations) and bring policy issues under the control of parliament.