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Departmental Public Expenditure

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department is taking to implement the efficiency recommendations of the Operational Efficiency Programme relating to his Department; and what training is available to (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department in respect of the delivery of value for money savings. (296052)

The Department for Transport is committed to participating fully in the work of the Government’s Operational Efficiency Programme and we have recently taken part in the government-wide benchmarking exercise of several corporate functions.

To complement this, we have set in hand further work to review our corporate functions and to lead our transformation programme. In line with the recommendations of the Operational Efficiency Programme, I have assumed responsibility as the Minister responsible for overseeing delivery of value for money in the Department.

The Department offers a wide range of learning and development opportunities to support the delivery of value for money savings, and this ensures that appropriate training is available to all who require it.