§ 17. Mr. Thurnham
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will report what progress is being made in developing the system of annual performance reviews in his Department.
§ Mr. Tebbit
The merged Department now has a single management system, the activities and resource management system. This enables me to set departmental priorities and then examine these against divisions' current use of manpower and finance, and to make changes accordingly. Regular reviews are made of work in hand within the Department's divisions.