§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will report on the steps taken by his Department and the Welsh Development Agency toward implementing the recommendations of the following reports concerning the industrial investment activity of the Welsh Development Agency: Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General, 1985; Welsh Office/Treasury Review, 1987; Public Accounts Committee 7th Report 1986–87.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
Progress towards implementing the recommendations made in the 1985 report of the Comptroller and Auditor General on the investment activities of the development agencies is described in the Thirty-Eight report from the Committee of Public Accounts, Session 1984–85, published on 28 October 1985, and in the associated Treasury Minute of February 1986 (Cmnd. 9743).
A number of the recommendations in the Welsh Office/Treasury 1986 review were anticipated by the agency and incorporated into its planning, appraisal and monitoring system. I have discussed the review with the agency's board, and work on an action plan is well in hand.
The Government's response to the Public Accounts Committee's Seventh Report 1986–87 will be made in due course.