The Tories appear to have the bit between their teeth when it comes to public sector efficiency. David Cameron launched another blistering assault on "wasteful" Labour spending during a speech yesterday at the party's Spring Forum.
The Tory leader lambasted government spending projects, including the National Programme for IT and the Department for Transport's £90,000 bill for plant pots.
He wants to create a "government of thrift", punishing ministers that waste taxpayer's money and rewarding those that drive savings. He also wants to make it a contractual obligation for civil servants to save money.
It all seems to make sense on the surface, but what happens if the Conservatives are elected? It would leave a Tory government open to criticism over any project that exceeds budget or is not deemed necessary.
What do you think of Cameron's proposals?
Is a "government of thrift" realistic?