Cross-Government Planning and Implementation

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 11 February 2015.

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Photo of Oliver Letwin Oliver Letwin Minister for Government Policy 11:30, 11 February 2015

In recent years, my right hon. Friend the Minister for the Cabinet Office has had the unique distinction of having made public services more efficient by finding vast efficiency savings, which have amounted to some £20 billion a year in the current Parliament. Had the last Government followed such a lead, we might not have been in the dire situation in which we found ourselves in 2010, and the need for our long-term economic plan might not have been as great as it was.