§ Mr. Renton
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he will publish the most recent statements prepared for his management information system for ministers.
§ Mr. Heseltine
The statements for this year's round of MINIS will be published on Wednesday 19 May. Copies will be sent to the Select Committees on the Environment and on the Treasury and Civil Service and will be placed in the Library. Copies will also be available for purchase from my Department. The cost of a full set is £55 compared with £129 for MINIS 2. This reduction reflects the recommendation of the Treasury and Civil Service Select Committee's report on efficiency and effectiveness in the Civil Service that MINIS statements should be made available at marginal cost.
I shall at the same time be publishing the latest quarterly manpower figures for the Department of the Environment, Ordnance Survey and other public sector organisations for which I am responsible.