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Departmental Reorganisation

Volume 470: debated on Friday 25 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the future of the Commercial Directorate of his Department; and by what date he intends to introduce any changes to its structure and responsibilities. (181988)

The Commercial Directorate will continue to play a major role in providing commercial expertise to the Department and in helping build commercial capability across the national health service. It will exercise its role in partnership with strategic health authorities and other NHS organisations.

The Commercial Directorate will be reshaped to ensure it is ready for its future responsibilities. This transition is under way and will continue over the coming months.