§ Mr. Charles Clarke
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proposals he has received from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food for improvements to the efficiency with which that Department conducts its business and delivers services to the public, including the scope for extending the use of public and private partnerships. 
§ Mr. Darling
[holding answer 19 March 1998]: Proposals for efficiency improvement in all departments are being addressed in the context of the Comprehensive Spending Review. The results of this review will be announced this summer.