To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Stirling of 26 July 2010, Official Report, column 738W, on Government departments: construction, what progress the Office of Government Commerce has made in its review of common minimum standards for construction.
The update of the content of the common minimum standards is now under way. It is planned to be complete this summer. This will enable the new CMS to reflect fully the Government's wider strategies for procurement, construction, the environment and health and safety. Once ready, the revised CMS will replace the existing version on the Department's website.