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Spending Review (Efficiency Targets)

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the target level of employment expressed as full-time equivalents is in his Department by April 2008, in order to meet his Department's civil service workforce reductions target set out in the 2004 Spending Review. (52842)

The target level of employment by 31 March 2008 in the Department is 101,900 full-time equivalent posts. The target is benchmarked against those activities undertaken by the Department at the start of the efficiency challenge, 1 March 2004.

In addition, 625 full-time equivalent posts have been approved by HM Treasury to fulfil new public service commitments.