HC Deb 23 January 1995 vol 253 c76W
41. Mr. Simon Coombs

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the progress of Sir John Cadogan's review of the staffing of the research councils.

Mr. David Hunt

Sir John Cadogan is concluding his discussions with the research councils regarding their plans for 1995. Thereafter, the continuing search for improvements in efficiency and effectiveness is an essential part of the Government's commitment to ensure that the costs and complexities of administering the research councils' systems are minimised.