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Departmental Cost Effectiveness

Volume 488: debated on Tuesday 24 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what cost savings his Department has made since its creation. (255206)

As for all Departments, the Department for Energy and Climate Change will be required by HM Treasury under the terms of its Comprehensive Spending Review 2007 settlement to deliver 5 per cent. per annum real savings in 2009-10 and 2010-11 compared to the baseline budget set for 2008-09. The administration budget for 2008-09 will be set in the upcoming spring supplementary estimate.