Efficiencies and Value for Money Committee

(asked on 18th July 2022) - View Source

Question to the Cabinet Office:

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether the responsibilities of the Domestic and Economic (Efficiency and Value for Money) Committee include identifying savings in respect of civil service staffing.


Answered by
Michael Ellis Portrait
Michael Ellis
Minister of State (Cabinet Office) (Attends Cabinet)
This question was answered on 21st July 2022

The Terms of Reference of the Domestic and Economic (Efficiency and Value for Money) Committee are to drive efficiency, effectiveness and economy in government spending, and scrutinise plans to manage major current and future cost pressures. Further details about this committee were released on GOV.UK on 20 March 2022, accessible below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-efficiency-drive-to-cut-55-billion-of-government-waste.

There are a number of Cabinet Committees that could take agenda items related to civil service staffing. It is a long-established precedent that information about the discussions that have taken place in Cabinet and its Committees is not normally shared publicly.

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