HC Deb 06 May 1999 vol 330 c431W
Mr. Laxton

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress has been made on the review of the future of Government Offices of the Regions of England. [83181]

Mr. Meale

I have been asked to reply.

The Performance and Innovation Unit in the Cabinet Office is carrying out a study of the role of central Government at regional and local level in England. This includes considering the role of Government Offices in the Regions. A consultation document was circulated to interested parties in March, seeking responses by 1 June. The study is due to be completed by the end of the summer.