HC Deb 29 November 2000 vol 357 c617W
Mr. Miller

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement about his Department's review of the groundwork federation. [141102]

Ms Beverley Hughes

My Department has today issued the final report of the Financial Management and Policy Review of the Groundwork Federation. This review assessed Groundwork's services and the organisation's operation and management.

The review recognises Groundwork's ability to deliver environmental action alongside social and economic improvements and makes recommendations for improving effectiveness in specific areas. We welcome the contribution Groundwork has made to delivering our regeneration priorities, and we want to see this contribution continue.

I have placed copies of the report in the House Library.