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Central Office of Information

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, pursuant to the written statement of 22 May 2006, Official Report, column 97WS, on Central Office of Information for performance targets 2006-07, which official is responsible for progress on each of the targets; to whom each person reports; what recent discussions she has had about implementation of each target; what contingency plans are in place in the event that any target is not met; and if she will make a statement. (81174)

Alan Bishop, the chief executive of the Central Office of Information (COI) is responsible for progress on each of the targets and he reports to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.

The targets to be set were discussed between myself and Mr. Bishop, in the context of COI's business planning for 2006-07.

Mr. Bishop, together with the management board that he has appointed, reviews progress against the targets on a regular (at least monthly) basis and implements corrective action, should it be needed.

Mr. Bishop reports progress to me during regular meetings.