HC Deb 23 October 2000 vol 355 cc38-9W
Mr. Key

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what savings his Department has achieved so far under the Smart Procurement Initiative; and what savings he expects to achieve up to July 2008. [133841]

Dr. Moonie

Over the three successive annual planning rounds since the inception of the Smart Procurement Initiative, we have identified costing reductions attributable to Smart Procurement which total £2 billion over the 10-year period 1998 to 2008. We expect to improve on this in current and future planning rounds.