(1) what efficiency savings (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies it sponsors have made in each of the last five years;
(2) what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendations of the Gershon efficiency review; and if he will make a statement.
DCMS has three targets for implementing the Gershon efficiency review: deliver £262 million efficiency savings by 2007-08, reduce headcount by 27 posts by 2008 and relocate 600 posts in its NDPBs outside London and the South East by 2010.
|Latest efficiency savings figures|
|2005-06 gains||2006-07 gains||2007-08 provisional gains||2007-08 target|
2007-08 DCMS internal figures are final, NDPB figures are provisional and local authority figures will not become available until June 2008. We forecast that 2007-08 local authority gains will be £154.5 million and that we will therefore exceed our target. Final efficiency savings figures will be reported in the 2008 DCMS autumn performance report. Latest headcount figures show a reduction of 76 posts at