§ Mr. Kirkwood
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if she will publish the DSS Executive Agency Business Plans for 1998–99 before the end of March. 
§ Mr. Keith Bradley
The Department's Agencies are currently developing work programmes for 1998–99 which will support the Government's agenda for modernising service delivery by developing a more integrated and simple service across the range of benefits the Social Security system provides. I anticipate that the business plans will be published towards the end of March.