HC Deb 09 February 1998 vol 306 c18W
Mr. Hancock

To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish the composition of the Departmental Spending Review steering groups set up as part of the Comprehensive Spending Review. [27490]

The Prime Minister

The terms of reference have been published and the final conclusions and the outcome of the Comprehensive Spending Review will be announced to Parliament in the summer. Secretaries of State and Departmental Ministers are overseeing the reviews in their respective departments but it is not the usual practice to identify individual civil servants providing advice to Ministers.

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