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Department for International Development: Comprehensive Spending Review

Volume 710: debated on Monday 11 May 2009

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To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the details of the Department for International Development's £647 million contribution to the new 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review target set out on page 131 of the 2009 Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report. [HL3098]

At Budget it was announced that the Department for International Development (DfID) will make a further £155 million in 2010-11 value for money savings as part of the additional £5 billion cross-departmental savings, taking its total savings to £647 million over the CSR period. DfID is able to make savings while its budget increases at an average annual real growth rate of 11.4 per cent over the 2007 CSR period.

Detail on how the £647 million of savings will be delivered is set out in DfID's value for money delivery agreement, and the addendum, which was published alongside Budget. These are available online at:

www.dfid.gov.uk/aboutdfid/audit-committeeVfM-Delivery-Agreement.pdf.

www.dfid.gov.uk/news/files/budget09_vfm.asp

More information on DfID's approach to value for money is set out on page 39 of the 2009 Value for Money Update, available on the Cabinet Office website at:

www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/media/203122/value_for_money.pdf.