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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Reorganisation

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 43629, tabled on 20 July 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to review the BIS 2020 programme in the light of the restructuring of government departments.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

13 September 2016

A number of former BIS policy areas are shifting to the Department for Education. Around 450-500 people and posts, working in these areas will be shifting to the Department for Education. Approximately 90 of these are in the regions.

Given the machinery of government change we will be considering in the coming months how the reform plans of BEIS’ two predecessor departments should best be aligned.

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