HC Deb 07 November 1979 vol 973 c171W
78. Mr. Major

asked the Minister for the Civil Service what measures the Government are taking to improve general efficiency in the Civil Service.

Mr. Channon

All Ministers are committed to the search for greater efficiency and have in hand the first of a series of selective examinations of their functions, in collaboration with Sir Derek Rayner. Departments have already been required to make a cut of 3 per cent. in their staff costs this year and Ministers are currently examining options for further savings in later years.

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