§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellors Department what the target is for306W efficiency savings in 2003–04 expressed (a) in money terms and (b) as a percentage of the Departments expenditure limit. 
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
My Department's efficiency target for 2003–04 is part of our Public Service Agreement value for money target, which is a combined requirement to contribute:to the Criminal Justice System target to increase value for money by 3 per cent. per year, the contribution being the equivalent of £57 million a year in gains in efficiency or outcome; while across the Department, increasing efficiency by 2 per cent. a year including legal aid, being the equivalent of £60 million a year in gains in efficiency.