HC Deb 13 July 1995 vol 263 c709W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how the Coastguard Agency has implemented efficiency savings; to what extent; and what further changes he intends to make before April 1996. [34028]

Mr. Norris

This is an operational matter for the Coastguard Agency. I have asked the chief executive to write to the hon. Member.

Letter from C. J. Harris to Ms Joan Walley, dated 13 July 1995: The Secretary of State for Transport has asked me to reply to your recent Parliamentary Question as the question deals with an operational matter, for which I have responsibility as Chief Executive. PO 2343/94/95 We were successful in meeting our 3% running costs efficiency target by means of: —rationalising the accommodation and common services provision in HQ; —reductions in administrative staff, following a staff inspection, leading to a more effective HQ support organisation; —reducing property maintenance cost; —reducing IT maintenance costs; —reducing administrative costs. Further efficiency measures for 1995–96 are detailed in our Business Plan and are currently under consideration.