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Departmental Finance

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was redistributed through resource-releasing savings (a) by each Northern Ireland Department, agency and non-Departmental public body and (b) in total during 2005-06; and if he will make a statement. (76557)

Targets for resource-releasing savings for each Department were set in the course of the Priorities and Budget 2005-08 process, with the relevant amounts being redistributed at that time.

The following table summarises the targets for each Department, with the amount specified covering the core Department, its agencies and non-Departmental public bodies. Efficiency technical notes, outlining how Departments intend to deliver their efficiency targets, are available on departmental websites.

Outturn information in respect of the efficiencies delivered in 2005-06 is not yet available.

Efficiency gains identified by NI Departments

£ million

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Total efficiencies

Of which: resource-releasing

Total efficiencies

Of which: resource-releasing

Total efficiencies

Of which: resource-releasing

DARD

6.8

3.4

13.8

6.9

21.0

10.5

DCAL

2.6

1.3

5.2

2.6

7.9

4.0

DE

46.4

20.7

81.2

41.9

120.0

63.6

DEL

18.3

8.6

36.4

17.3

53.0

26.3

DETI

8.2

3.7

14.4

7.0

20.6

10.9

DFP

3.9

1.0

8.7

5.7

16.2

11.7

DHSSPS

78.3

43.3

156.7

81.7

239.2

124.2

DOE

3.7

1.8

7.1

3.6

10.3

5.6

DRD

24.1

17.8

39.1

30.3

48.5

39.4

DSD

13.6

6.8

27.5

13.8

49.5

35.7

OFMDFM

2.1

1.7

2.6

2.4

2.7

2.4

FSA

0.0

0.0

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

Total

208.0

110.1

392.9

213.4

588.8

334.4