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Departments: Cost Effectiveness

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what efficiency savings his Department was required to make as part of its Spending Review 2004 (SR04) targets; what efficiency projects have been undertaken in the Department in pursuit of those targets; on what date each was initiated; and how much each was predicted to contribute to the SR04 target. (160540)

HM Treasury's plans for delivering its Spending Review 2004 efficiency savings are set out in its Efficiency Technical Note. In addition to publishing its efficiency plans, HM Treasury also regularly publishes its performance against these plans in its Annual Report and Accounts (previously its Departmental Report) (published each spring) and its Autumn Performance Report. These are all available at: