HC Deb 07 May 1981 vol 4 c120W
Mr. Arnold

asked the Lord Privy Seal if there are any plans more closely to integrate the Overseas Development Administration within the Foreign Office.

Mr. Hurd

There are already several joint departments, including those covering aid policy and economic relations, and a joint economic service. Following a recent review, it has now been decided to establish further joint departments covering such common service areas as accommodation and supply at home, management services, internal audit and automatic data processing, as well as a joint inspectorate.

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