HC Deb 12 November 1987 vol 122 cc221-2W
Mr. Hayes

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what was the cost of maintaining the information division in his Department in each year since 1979.

accounts, a copy of which is in the Library of the House. For reasons of commercial confidentiality, it would not be appropriate to refer to current negotiations for the use of the Crown Agents' services.

Mr. Soley

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) whether he has any proposals to change(a) the management and (b) the future status of the Crown Agents;

(2) whether his Department is involved in any discussions about the future of the Crown Agents; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eggar

I have no new proposals to announce. The Government regularly consider the future development of the Crown Agents in the course of examining its annual strategic plan and their annual report and accounts.