HC Deb 03 December 1996 vol 286 cc601-2W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will list those administrative decisions of his Department affecting(a) United Kingdom citizens and (b) non-citizens where there is no right of appeal. [6023]

Mr. Willetts

[holding answer 25 November 19961The work of the Cabinet Office is directed to the servicing of Cabinet and its committees. The Cabinet Office also provides staff and support services for the Prime Minister's office at 10 Downing street, for the offices of the Government Whips, and for the Parliamentary Counsel Office, the function of which is to draft Government Bills and advise Departments on parliamentary procedure. Within the Cabinet Office, the Office of Public Service has responsibility for improving the efficiency of government and public services and the competitiveness of business.

Apart from management decisions concerned with the staffing of his Department, my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster is not called upon to take administrative decisions directly affecting individual United Kingdom citizens or non-citizens.

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