§ 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. 
§ 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.