§ Ms Quin
A copy of the Coopers and Lybrand review of Common Agricultural Policy administration has been placed in the Library of the House. The review was completed in April 1998, and the Department is now developing an integrated IT system for administering CAP schemes, including a geographical information system (GIS) for the Integrated Administration and Control System.
As part of the Ministry's programme for Modernising Government, and to meet its commitment to review at least 60 per cent. of services by March 2003, the Ministry has now embarked on a wide-ranging review of how aid schemes under the Common Agricultural Policy are administered in England, taking account of the opportunities for improving service delivery which the new IT system will offer. PricewaterhouseCoopers have been commissioned to help with this review. The review is currently under way and PricewaterhouseCoopers are due to report their findings before the end of the year.