§ Mr. Simmonds
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what action has been taken in response to each recommendation in the report "Trust in the Future"—Bureaucracy Busting Task Force Report published in November 2002. 
§ Mr. Ivan Lewis
The implementation of the recommendations in this report is a matter for the LSC. Mark Haysom, the council's chief executive, will write to the hon. Gentleman on this matter. A copy of his reply will be placed in the House library.
Following the publication last month of their final report, "Extending Trust" the Bureaucracy Task Force has wound up. Last year we established a formal gatekeeper group for the learning and skills sector, the Bureaucracy Review Group, chaired by Sir Andrew Foster and this group is taking work to reduce unnecessary bureaucracy forward. The group is reviewing the key drivers in the learning and skills sector delivery systems and considering all new and changing initiatives before they impact on providers so it can assess their likely impact and seek changes that will remove existing unnecessary burdens and ensure new ones are not created.