HC Deb 11 November 1998 vol 319 c214W
Mr. Jim Murphy

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the financial implications of the recent reorganisation of Scottish Enterprise. [58840]

Mr. Dewar

The Government's policy for public sector pay continues to underline our commitment to increasing the efficiency of the public sector with any pay and price increases being offset by efficiencies and other economies. Scottish Enterprise's (SE) administration budget is set with due regard to the minimum consistent with efficiency and effectiveness; however, it is for SE to determine its staffing structure and requirements within these parameters. SE's administration budget for 1998–99 is £61.290 million.

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