HC Deb 01 February 1999 vol 324 c518W
Mr. Maude

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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. [68394]

Mr. Kilfoyle

(a) The Security Facilities Division will be closed by 31 March 2001. (b) The Freedom of Information Unit transferred to the Home Office. (c) No responsibilities will be transferred to an executive agency. (d) The Women's Unit and Women's National Commission (NDPB) transferred from the Department of Social Security, UK Anti Drugs Co-ordination Unit from the Privy Council Office, and Head of Government Information &Communications Service from the Home Office. The Performance and Innovation Unit and the Centre for Management &Policy Studies have been newly established within the Department. The Royal Commission on House of Lords reform to be established in March 1999.