§ Mr. John Garrett
asked the Minister for the Civil Service, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Norwich, South, of 5 February, Official Report, c. 168, if he will list the 15 Rayner reports which have been placed in the Library, and the dates on which this was done.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
The Library now informs me that it holds only 12 reports of scrutinies together with copies of statements by Ministers on three others, and not, as it originally thought, 15 reports. I apologise for the factual inaccuracy in my earlier answer of 5 February. I understand from the Library that the dates of deposit were as follows.57W
Department Topic Date Statements Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Administration of farm capital grants (statement on recommendations) 31 January 1980 Northern Ireland Office Rate collection (statement) 8 May 1980 Forestry Commission Administration of i. private woodlands grant scheme and ii. Licensing of felling (statement) 10 December 1980 The statement on the Forestry Commission scrutiny indicated that copies of the consultative paper relating to the scrutiny had been placed in the Vote Office. A further report has since been placed in the Library. Civil Service Department Effectiveness of technical services of the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency 23 February 1981