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1983 Mar 1 - 1984 Feb 28
Prime Ministerial Private Office files

PREM19/1250
Government machinery (Promotion of efficiency and elimination of waste: the Scrutiny Programme) (Part 14)

Document type: File list item
Source: TNA, PREM19 series
Release date: 2014 Jan 3
Classification: Confidential
Page count: 333
Any docs withheld? No

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84 Feb 28 Tue Government machinery: Lord Gowrie letter to Brittan ("Efficiency Studies of Common Activities") ["The work to date has been successful... to ensure that the impetus is sustained... departments to set up joint studies with MPO"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Feb 22 Wed Government machinery: Rayner Unit minute to No.10 (""Times" article on NHS scrutinies") [context of publication; latest position on implementation of recommendations] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Feb 19 Sun Government machinery: Cabinet Office minute to No.10 (interdepartmental security procedures) ["use of commerical guard forces to protect classified information"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Feb 6 Mon Government machinery: Rayner Unit minute to No.10 ("Overdue Scrutiny Decisions") [MT "asked... for a list of important scrutinies where recommendations have not been implemented... The most urgent are those in the NHS"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Feb 1 Wed Government machinery: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Robin Ibbs, Robert Armstrong, Ian Beesley, John Redwood, Robin Butler) [improving efficiency and effectiveness in the public sector] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Jan 31 Tue Government machinery: No.10 briefing for MT ("Value for Money - the Ibbs Initiative") ["What we now need is a detailed system of monitoring and reporting"] [declassified Jan 2014]
84 Jan 31 Tue Government machinery: Cabinet Office minute to No.10 (National Audit Office study of efficiency reviews conducted since 1979) ["intention is to give Parliament an independent account of the contributions which the scrutinies and reviews have made to value for money"] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Dec 16 Fri Government machinery: No.10 minute to MT ("Review of Civil Service Catering") ["Barney Hayhoe seeks your agreement to a statement"; outside contractors; trading fund; additional investment] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Dec 15 Thu Government machinery: No.10 minute to MT ("Contracting out Catering at the Civil Service College, Sunningdale") ["This particular bit of "privatisation" will save us about 45 directly employed staff and about £90,000 a year"] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Nov 24 Thu Government machinery: Robin Ibbs minute to MT ("The Scrutiny Programme: the General Employment Service") ["This is a scrutiny in which Lord Rayner took a particular interest on your behalf... This service exists to help employers fill vacancies and jobseekers find employment"; results of the scrutiny] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Nov 11 Fri Government machinery: No.10 record of conversation (MT, Robin Ibbs, Robert Armstrong, Ian Beesley, Ferdinand Mount, John Redwood) [achieving greater efficiency in the public sector] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Nov 10 Thu Government machinery: No.10 briefing for MT ("Meeting With Sir Robin Ibbs") [achieiving greater efficiency in the public sector] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Oct 5 Wed Government machinery: Barney Hayhoe minute to MT ("Publication of Rayner Scrutiny Reports on the Customs Attendance (1981) and the Processing of Customs Import Entries (1982)") [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Sep 29 Thu Government machinery: Robin Ibbs minute to MT (improving efficiency in the public sector) ["Overall... I do not think that the public sector... has yet... [accepted] the importance of value for money"; MT annotation: "I am simply delighted with these proposals" - requests meeting] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Sep 20 Tue Government machinery: Rees letter to Gow ("Property Repayment Services (PRS)") [interim report of the Inter-Departmental Committee: recommendations & feedback from Departments] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Aug 23 Tue Government machinery: Efficiency Unit minute to No.10 ("Property Repayment Scheme") [interim report of the Inter-Departmental Committee: feedback from Robin Ibbs, with MT annotation, & Cabinet Office] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Aug 17 Wed Government machinery: Ian Gow letter to Peter Rees ("Property Repayment Services (PRS)") [interim report of the Inter-Departmental Committee; full report attached] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Jul 15 Fri Government machinery: No.10 minute to MT (Personnel Work in the Civil Service) [Patrick Jenkin "proposes that we should invite... senior managers from the private sector to look at Civil Service personnel management"] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Jul 13 Wed Government machinery: Chancellor of the Exchequer letter to Lord Gowrie ("Personnel Work - MPO's priorities") [performance-related pay; unified grading; cost] [declassified Jan 2014]
83 Jul 7 Thu Government machinery: Lord Gowrie minute to MT ("Personnel Work - MPO's priorities") [publication of interdepartmental review report] [declassified Jan 2014]