HC Deb 25 March 2003 vol 402 c134W
Matthew Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to her answer of 13 February 2003,Official Report, column 884W, on Public Service Agreement, if she will publish the efficiency plans for each business area; and if she will make a statement. [104372]

Alun Michael

There are no plans to publish the efficiency plans of individual business areas as they are active management tools that contain sensitive staffing, commercial and operational information so It would not be appropriate to place them on the public record. This approach is consistent with part 2 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information. As part of the Department's business planning process, business areas have to demonstrate how they will make the efficiency savings that underpin the 2002 Spending Review settlement.

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