Departmental Public Expenditure

Justice written question – answered on 13th July 2010.

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Photo of David Blunkett David Blunkett Labour, Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 26 May 2010, Official Report, columns 2-3WS, on savings (2010-11), under what budgetary headings the £325 million of savings allocated to his Department will be made.

Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke The Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice

The £325 million of additional MoJ savings can be broken down into the following headings:

Heading Description Saving (£ million)
Discretionary Spend Further reducing spending in areas such as consultancy, travel, events and postage. 55
Change and ICT Reviewing change programmes and ICT spend to ensure that only essential projects are taken forward. 72
Recruitment Further tightening recruitment to all but the most essential operational posts. 46
Capital Stopping capital projects, selling property assets and delivering the administrative estate and meeting prison capacity requirements more efficiently. This includes £25 million from stopping the project to build a dedicated juvenile prison on the Glen Parva site, and £37 million from deferring the new Birmingham magistrates court. 152

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