§ Mr. Andrew Mitchell
To ask the Minister for the Civil Service what further candidates for agency status have been announced in the last two months.
§ Mr. Luce
Three further candidates for executive agency status have been announced in the last two months: Chessington computer centre in the Treasury; the fisheries enforcement services in the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland; and the estates directorate in the Department of Health. This brings the total number of announced agency candidates to 26, in addition to the 31 established agencies.