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Departmental Expenditure

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will place in the Library a breakdown of his Department’s efficiency savings in relation to its Spending Review 2004 (SR04) targets, including (a) the efficiency projects in the Department, (b) the date on which each of these projects was initiated and (c) how much was predicted to contribute to the SR04 target. (162318)

The Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills came into existence in 2007, with its predecessors being parts of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department for Education and Skills. As a result, the efficiency savings programmes for SR04 were initiated by these two Departments. An answer describing the full programmes for each has been prepared in response to your inquiry by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and the Department for Children, Schools and Families.