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Energy Efficiency

Volume 405: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the target is for efficiency savings in 2003–04 expressed (a) in money terms and (b) as a percentage of the Department's expenditure limit. [114125]

The Home Office's target for efficiency savings is to realise by the end of 2005–06 improvements in value for money which are equivalent to at least 3 per cent. of its expenditure in 2002–03, excluding grants to the police. As explained in the published technical notes to the Home Office targets which are available on the Home Office website. Efficiency gains are one particular type of value for money improvement and no separate target has been set for them. The value for money improvements which must be achieved by 2005–06 to meet the target is £210 million.