§ Mr. Thurnham
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps he is taking to improve the efficiency of government in Wales.
§ Mr. Gwilym Jones
The Welsh Office has secured legislation to reorganise the structure of local government, and imposed tighter controls on the management of the executive public bodies in Wales. Within the Welsh Office a wide range of measures are being taken to improve efficiency, including market testing and the rationalisation of accommodation. The Welsh Office's programme of market testing will continue to contribute to improving economy and efficiency.