HC Deb 28 January 1982 vol 16 c400W
Q30. Mr. Murphy

asked the Prime Minister if she will make a statement on the savings so far achieved by Sir Derek Rayner's investigations of Government Departments.

The Prime Minister

Savings from firm decisions taken by Ministers on the results of scrutinies and reviews carried out in 1979, 1980 and 1981 by Departments with the help of Sir Derek Rayner are around £130 million a year and £28 million once-for-all. Of these, around £50 million recurrent and over £20 million once-for-all savings will be achieved by April 1982. Further savings of around £125 million a year are dependent on decisions yet to be taken by Ministers and the outcome of consultations.