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Efficiency Savings

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 26 February 2008

To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what (a) cashable and (b) non-cashable efficiency savings the Electoral Commission made in each of the last three years. (186098)

The Electoral Commission informs me that, during its first six years of operations, it did not record specific cashable and non-cashable efficiency savings because it was going through a period of organisational change. However, the Commission remained within its agreed budget throughout this period.

Following a review commissioned by the Speaker's Committee, the Commission now plans and records its efficiency savings and during 2007-08 has delivered £625,000 of recurrent cashable savings.