From what is entitled "Richard Willis's Blog" comes this gem on the subject of quangos:
".....bodies established firstly to remove responsibility (and by extension, blame) from Ministers, and secondly to be seen to be doing something. Some of them have evolved into monstrous bodies spending hundreds of millions of pounds and with senior staff on salaries several times that of the Prime Minister."
Bit like councils/local authorities then, Richard?
Digressing as is my wont - according to Wikipedia, discussion rages in that "If a singular noun ends with an /s/ or a /z/ sound (spelled with -s, -se, -z, -ce, for example), practice varies as to whether to add 's or the apostrophe alone. A widely accepted practice is to follow whichever spoken form is judged better.." Now I was always taught that where, especially with a person's name, the word ended with an 'S' then the apostrophe only was added - a form I use to this day.
Mind you, it is a fact that when I was at school English Language and punctuation was taught by those who both wrote and spoke the language properly - and thus knew their subject!