Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on the Central Office of Information on 4th April 1990.
Mr. Neil Hamilton To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made towards establishing the Central Office of Information as an executive agency.
Mr. Major I am pleased to announce that the Central Office of Information (COI) will become an executive agency tomorrow. I have set demanding targets against which performance will be measured. These will ensure that the steady improvement in COI’s efficiency over recent years continues into the future. Copies of the framework document will be placed in the Library of the House.