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Jobcentre Plus

Volume 449: debated on Tuesday 25 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what financial savings were achieved by Jobcentre Plus in 2005-06 against budget; and if he will make a statement. (86039)

The administration of Jobcentre Plus is a matter for the Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus, Lesley Strathie. I have asked her to provide the hon. Member with the information requested.

Letter from Lesley Strathie:

The Secretary of State has asked me to reply to your question asking what financial savings were achieved by Jobcentre Plus in 2005-06 against budget. This is something that falls within the responsibilities delegated to me as Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus.

The financial figures for 2005-06 are currently being audited. The unaudited position for 2005-06 shows an overall saving of £94 million against budget, as set out in the table below.

£ million

Budget

Outturn

Saving/(Overspend)

Resource DEL

Staff costs

1,786

1,797

(11)

Non-staff costs

2,007

984

23

Net programme costs

1,088

1,076

12

Total resource DEL

3,881

3,857

24

Capital DEL

356

286

70

Total Jobcentre Plus

4,237

4,143

94