§ Lord Renton
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What action has been taken to improve Government forms following the publication of the White Paper Administrative Forms in Government, Cmnd. 8504, in February 1982.
§ The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Young)
A report summarising the progress which has been made has been submitted to the Prime Minister and to me. This report will be published next Wednesday, 23rd March, and a copy will be placed in the Library. It shows that 14,000 forms in national use have been reviewed so far; 3,600 have been abolished and 2,700 improved. Priority is being given to the more important forms that go to the general public or to industry and businesses.