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Gershon Review

Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much inefficiency savings has been made in his Department and its associated public bodies as a result of the Gershon Review; and if he will make a statement. (108354)

At the end of the second quarterof year two of the Department’s efficiencyprogramme, the data available indicated an overall position of £304.60 million cashable and non-cashable savings against a quarter two year two target of £183.59 million. Of the £304.60 million savings reported (in line with Office of Government Commerce data classification requirements) £120.39 million classified as Final and £138.91 million as Interim. £45.30 million of savings were classified as Preliminary.

Savings classified as Preliminary or Interim require additional data (to confirm them as Gershon review efficiencies), which may mean that some savings need to be revised in due course with the aim of reaching a “Final” position in most work streams in the coming year.