§ Sir Raymond Powell
To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 6 April 1998,Official Report, columns 68–69, when the Government review on quangos will be completed. 
§ The Prime Minister
My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster published a consultation paper on 11 November reaffirming the Government's commitment to keep the number of quangos to a minimum and setting out proposals for making those which remain more open, accountable and effective. We are currently evaluating the 400 or so responses to the consultation paper, which we have received from a wide range of individuals and organisations, and propose to publish the results of the consultation when it is completed later this year.