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Government Car and Despatch Agency Business Plan

Volume 545: debated on Tuesday 22 May 2012

I am today announcing the next stage of the reform of the Government Car and Despatch Agency. By the end of this calendar year we intend to have ended GCDA’s agency status and to have integrated it into the Department for Transport.

We expect potential savings in administration costs of around £1.3 million to be achieved from the ending of agency status once all of the functions have been successfully merged with the Department. We will continue to publish information on expenditure and income to maintain financial transparency.

I am also announcing the publication of the 2012-13 business plan for GCDA.

The business plan sets out:

the services the agency will continue to deliver until agency status ends and details of the continuing significant change and reform programme being implemented there;

the resources they require, and

a framework of measures by which their performance will be assessed

The measures allow service users and members of the public to assess how the agency is performing in delivering its key services and reforms and in managing agency finances.

The business plan will be available electronically on agency websites and copies will be placed in the Libraries of both Houses.