My Lords, the June 2012 Civil Service Reform Plan, in a section on the components of open policy-making, set out the ambition to have a:
“Shared, transparent evidence base from all sources in accessible format for all to interpret”.
Is the Minister satisfied that, five years on, this reform has been effectively implemented? If not, he may wish to refer to another section of the reform plan, which says of the Civil Service that,
“its culture can be cautious and slow-moving”.