HL Deb 27 September 2000 vol 616 cc155-6WA
Baroness Anelay of St Johns

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they accept any or all of the recommendations of the Montagu review, the external investigation into management of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; and, if so, when and how they will be implemented. [HL3784]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The peer review of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport set out a wide range of proposals. Some have already been implemented, or are in the process of implementation. Others require the department to consult other organisations (for example, the Treasury and the NDPBs sponsored by the department) before a decision can be made on their implementation. The review is part of a continuing programme of action to improve the management of the department, as part of the overall Civil Service modernisation programme. Action prompted by the review will be incorporated within that wider programme.