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Whitehall Departments

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

7. To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent steps she has taken to improve the effectiveness of Whitehall Departments in formulating policy and delivering the Government's objectives. (143858)

Our main current initiative is the programme of Capability Reviews. This has now covered almost all Government Departments. The reviews are identifying the actions needed to improve their capability and performance including devising and delivering policies.