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Departmental Public Expenditure

Defence written question – answered on 12th December 2011.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what efficiency savings his Department made in 2010-11; what savings he expects to make in (a) 2011-12 and (b) 2012-13; what targets he has set for each of these years; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Philip Hammond Philip Hammond The Secretary of State for Defence

The efficiency programme set out in the 2010 spending review began at the start of the current financial year. The previous financial year was covered by the value for money programme that saved £2.8 billion over the years covered by the 2007 comprehensive spending review.

The Ministry of Defence is committed to realise £3.2 billion in efficiencies over the spending review period. Detailed analysis of our performance against these measures will be reported annually, after the departmental accounts have been audited.

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