HC Deb 16 September 2004 vol 424 cc163-4WS
The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Mr. Adam Ingram)

I have today agreed that the Ministry of Defence should retain its in-house disposal expertise and that the two in-house disposal organisations, the Disposal Services Agency and Head of Specialisation (Disposal and Sales) of the Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO), should merge under the ownership of the DLO with effect from 1 April 2005, retaining agency status and where appropriate relocating. The relocation will form part of the Ministry of Defence's contribution to the Government's Independent Review of Public Sector Rationalisation, the "Lyons Review". I have directed work to begin on implementing the review's recommendations, and I will make arrangements to place a copy of the review in the Library of the House.