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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 471: debated on Thursday 31 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2008, Official Report, columns 570-1W, on departmental public expenditure, what percentage of annual managed expenditure savings made by his Department HM Treasury has agreed to add to his Department’s expenditure limit. (181771)

Work to refine a methodology for calculating savings resulting from the Pathways to Work programme is on-going. The value of annual managed expenditure savings captured will be assessed periodically as positive outcomes from Pathways to Work are demonstrated. Any additional DEL funding provided to DWP will be allocated through normal processes.