Civil Service (Outsourcing)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 30th April 2014.

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Photo of Francis Maude Francis Maude The Paymaster General and Minister for the Cabinet Office 11:30 am, 30th April 2014

We are actually seeking to build on what is good. It is now 10 years since Sir Peter Gershon, under the previous Government, proposed a fast move towards genuinely shared services. That did not happen for eight years. Since 2012, we have made significant progress in genuinely creating a handful of shared service centres for Government. They are building on the shared service centre in Swansea and others. If we create genuinely successful, highly efficient organisations there, they have every opportunity of winning other business and therefore of creating new jobs and new prosperity in those areas.