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Departmental Reviews

Volume 493: debated on Monday 1 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) review and (b) taskforce projects her Department has commissioned in each of the last five years; what the purpose of each such project is; when each such project (i) began and (ii) was completed; what the cost of each such project was; and if she will make a statement. (275975)

Summary information on taskforces and other standing bodies is available in the annual Cabinet Office publication “Public Bodies”. Copies of “Public Bodies 2008” are available in the Libraries of the House. Detailed information on ad hoc advisory bodies is available in the publication “The Department for Communities and Local Government’s Public Bodies 2008”. A copy of this publication can be obtained from the Department’s website at:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/publications/corporate/publicbodies2008

Information about reviews commissioned since the Department’s creation is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, I would like to refer the hon. Member to the departmental annual report, which sets out the activities of the Department over the year including information on reviews and taskforces. Copies of the current and previous annual reports for Communities and Local Government are available in the Library of the House.