asked Her Majesty's Government:When they expect to announce the results of the prior options review of the Office of HM Paymaster General; and whether that announcement will take the form of a document subject to parliamentary debate before the reaching of a final decision.
The prior options review of the Paymaster Agency, announced by the Paymaster General on 4th December 1995 (House of Commons Official Report, cols. 15ߝ16), is still in progress. As the announcement made clear, the Paymaster General will be reporting back to Parliament in due course on its outcome. No decision has yet been made on the form of any announcement following the review.