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Efficiency Savings

Volume 406: debated on Tuesday 10 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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. [114127]

There was no specific target for efficiency savings set for the Department for 2003–04. However, there were a number of targets set to improve value for money and increase the efficiency of administration. PSA targets for 2003–04 cover both SR2000 and SR2002.Following SR2000 a PSA target was set to increase the efficiency of social security administration full details are available in the Department for Work and Pensions Departmental Report 2003.As part of SR 2002 a new target was set "to improve delivery of the Departments services by setting