§ Mr. Thurnham
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service if he will make a statement about current proposals for the creation of agencies within his Department.
§ Mr. Luce
I announced on 9 May that the Civil Service College and the occupational health service are promising candidates for agency status. We are now closely examining each of them to assess their suitability. Like other Ministers, I shall continue to review the functions of my Department to identify any other areas which might be suitable.