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Cabinet Office key to restructure

Mon, 31 Mar 2014

The new look Council of Ministers
The new look Council of Ministers

Tomorrow will see the implementation of the most radical changes since the start of the current Chief Minister's ministerial government.

Allan Bell has restructured government - axing one department , merging two others and combining the Water and Sewerage Authority and MEA.

The streamlining is a chance to cut internal bureaucracy and reduce running costs in an effort to protect frontline services.

The creation of a Cabinet Office will also see a Minister for Policy and Reform coordinate new policies going forward - Mr Bell says he thinks this is the most important change:


  • Allan Bell MHK

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