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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which Minister in his Department has been assigned responsibility for overseeing the delivery of value for money in his Department; whether his Department has established a public sector reform team to implement service reforms; and if he will make a statement. (289733)

I have assumed responsibility as the Minister responsible for overseeing delivery of value for money in the Department for Transport. The Department is committed to reforming public services to improve services to the citizen and we are working closely with colleagues in the centre of Government on this important agenda.

We have set in hand work to review our corporate functions and to lead our transformation programme, which will complement the work going on in the government-wide Operational Efficiency programme. At the strategic level we are also participating fully in the Public Value programme, which will help to establish key priorities going forward, whilst deriving the maximum value for money in how we carry out our business.