§ 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.