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Ministerial Corrections

Volume 527: debated on Thursday 5 May 2011

Ministerial Correction

Thursday 5 May 2011

Cabinet Office

Public Bodies

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 21 March 2011, Official Report, column 838W, if he will publish the departmental estimates that were collated to arrive at the stated estimates of savings.

[Official Report, 1 April 2011, Vol. 526, c. 540-41W.]

Letter of correction from Mr Francis Maude:

An error has been identified in the written answer given to the hon. Member for Hemsworth (Jon Trickett) on 1 April 2011. The HO and total figures were incorrect.

The full answer given was as follows: (50289)

[holding answer 31 March 2011]: On 16 March 2011, I announced that we estimate cumulative administrative savings of £2.6 billion will flow from public bodies over the spending review period.

The departmental estimates that were collated to arrive at that figure are:

Department

Estimated overall administrative savings from public bodies over SR period (£ million)

BIS

882.00

CO

9.71

CLG

168.62

Local government public bodies

60.54

DCMS

206.35

DEFRA

269.51

DfE

673.88

DH

67.00

MoJ (inc AGO)

86.46

HO

132.00

GEO

37.16

MoD

1.59

DfT

21.59

DWP

17.95

Total

2,634.36

I also announced that when reductions in programme and capital spend are taken into account, we estimate that total spending through public bodies will be reduced by at least £11 billion per year by 2014-15, a cumulative amount of £30 billion over the spending review period. The breakdown of these figures by Department was announced as part of the spending review settlements.

The correct answer should have been:

[holding answer 31 March 2011]: On 16 March 2011, I announced that we estimate cumulative administrative savings of £2.6 billion will flow from public bodies over the spending review period.

The departmental estimates that were collated to arrive at that figure are:

Department

Estimated overall administrative savings from public bodies over SR period (£ million)

BIS

882.00

CO

9.71

CLG

168.62

Local government public bodies

60.54

DCMS

206.35

DEFRA

269.51

DfE

673.88

DH

67.00

MoJ (inc AGO)

86.46

HO

94.00

GEO

37.16

MoD

1.59

DfT

21.59

DWP

17.95

Total

2,596.36

I also announced that when reductions in programme and capital spend are taken into account, we estimate that total spending through public bodies will be reduced by at least £11 billion per year by 2014-15, a cumulative amount of £30 billion over the spending review period. The breakdown of these figures by Department was announced as part of the spending review settlements.