§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the target is for efficiency savings in 2003–04 expressed(a) in money terms and (b) as a percentage of the Department's expenditure limit. 
§ Mr. Hutton
The Spending Review 2002 value for money public service agreement target requires that value for money in the national health service and personal social services will improve by at least 2 per cent. per annum, with annual improvements of 1 per cent. in both cost efficiency and service effectiveness.