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The Open Public Services White Paper proposes increasing the private and third sector delivery of public services. However, there is widespread scepticism amongst the public against private provision of public services. This scepticism needs to be recognised and assuaged, for instance through a quality-linked reward structure and improved like-for-like comparisons between public, private and third sector service delivery.