§ 50. Major-General Sir FREDERICK SYKES
asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the present financial burdens of the country, the necessity for national economy and an example in this regard by the Government, and the desirability of dealing equitably between all Government Departments and staffs, the Cabinet Committee to consider possible economies has yet been set up; and, if not, whether the Government is considering possible economies by rationing the funds allocated to Government Departments on, a flat rate percentage, reducing 1824 the staffs by a fixed percentage, reducing the annual leave of State employés where this is in excess of normal commercial practice and increasing the hours of work to conform to commercial practice?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
As I announced on Thursday last, the Cabinet Committee referred to by my hon. and gallant Friend has already been appointed. The second part of the question does not therefore arise.