§ Mr. Devlin
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what value for money savings have been achieved by his Department in the last year; and how much of this was as a result of advice from the central unit on purchasing.
§ Mr. Atkins
The value for money savings made on procurement in 1989–90 are approximately £90 million. The Department takes advice from the central unit on purchasing and it is not possible to apportion savings arising from improved purchasing practices in DTp and those arising from CUP.