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Non-Departmental Public Bodies

Volume 13: debated on Friday 27 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether, in accordance with procedures laid out in the Civil Service Department's guide on non-departmental public bodies, he has recently carried out checks on staff numbers and gradings in the Manpower Services Commission; and whether these enabled him to identify areas for savings in expenditure and manpower in either the Commission or his Department.

[pursuant to his reply, 24 November 1981, c. 344–45.]: The procedures operated by my Department for controlling staff numbers and gradings in the Manpower Services Commission conform with the guidelines laid down in the Civil Service Department's guide on non-departmental public bodies.Under the current corporate plan reductions of 21 per cent. in staff and 17 per cent. in finance at constant prices will be achieved between 1979–80 and 1983–84 in MSC activities other than special programmes; further reviews are in progress.