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Departmental Reviews

Volume 493: debated on Tuesday 2 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) review and (b) taskforce projects his 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 he will make a statement. (275973)

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 “DEFRA’s Public Bodies” on DEFRA’s website:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/corporate/delivery/landscape/pdf/public-bodies.pdf

Information about reviews commissioned since the Department’s creation is not held centrally and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.