Levelling Up: Project Delivery - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:38 am on 23 November 2023.

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Photo of Lord Young of Cookham Lord Young of Cookham Deputy Chairman of Committees 11:38, 23 November 2023

Further to the Question asked by the noble Lord, Lord Kennedy, the NAO was not entirely critical of my noble friend’s department. It did say that evaluation was better and that the grant management process had improved. But it also said that a number of projects would not be completed by the proposed deadline. Where there are good reasons for that delay, will there be some flexibility in those deadlines? Otherwise, some very worthwhile projects will be abandoned.