HC Deb 01 February 1999 vol 324 c495W
Mr. Maude

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what responsibilities which his Department had prior to the Comprehensive Spending Review are to be(a) discontinued by his Department, (b) transferred to another department, (c) transferred to an executive agency and (d) added to his Department over the period 1998–99 to 2001–02. [68401]

Mr. Fatchett

The information is as follows:

  1. (a) None;
  2. (b) None;
  3. (c) None;
  4. (d) In 1998–99, the FCO became the sole sponsor Department for the British Council's work as the UK's principal agency for cultural relations abroad. This will not affect the level of Government funding (previously shared with DFID).