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Departmental Efficiency Savings

Volume 268: debated on Tuesday 12 December 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total efficiency saving implied by his Department's public expenditure settlement. [4874]

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to him on 4 December, Official Report, column 3.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his reply of 4 December, Official Report, column 3, if he will provide a breakdown of the £3 billion-worth of savings as a result of his Department's efficiency programme. [4873]

A year-by-year breakdown of MOD's efficiency gains since 1988 is set out in figure 6 of the Ministry of Defence departmental report 1995, Cm 2801. Taken together with our current estimate of efficiency gains in 1995–96, the total exceeds £3 billion. Analyses of these efficiency gains have been published in successive departmental reports.