HC Deb 21 January 1997 vol 288 c557W
Mr. Worthington

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the changes he has made in the financial provision for the headquarters administration of non-departmental public bodies. [10984]

Sir John Wheeler

The planned provision for administration for the main non-departmental public bodies is expected to fall overall by about 2 per cent. next year compared with the previous 1997–98 plans. I expect these reductions to be absorbed through improved efficiency, without affecting services.