§ Mr. John Page
asked the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Relations what steps he has taken to improve 150W efficiency and reduce manpower by reorganising his Department with the help of the Treasury Organisation and Methods Section; what use his Department makes of outside management consultants; and what such action he is proposing in the near future.
§ Mr. Sandys
In the past 10 years Treasury Organisation and Methods teams have inspected virtually the whole of my Department as well as a number of overseas posts. Their recommendations have always been carefully examined and often adopted.
No use has been made of outside management consultants.
My Department will continue to call upon the services of the Treasury Organisation and Methods Section as need arises