HC Deb 22 November 1927 vol 210 cc1597-8

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, with regard to the proposed abolition of the Ministry of Transport and the Department of Mines and the termination of the separate existence of the Overseas Trade Department during the present financial year, he will state what progress has been made in this direction; and what he estimates will be the total saving in expenditure effected when the arrangements contemplated are completed?


I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given by the Prime Minister on the 8th November to the hon. Member for North Tottenham (Mr. R. Morrison). I have no doubt that my right hon. Friend in the course of the statement which he intends to make on this subject at a later stage of the Session, will be in a position to give an estimate of the savings which will result from the adoption of such detailed changes as His Majesty's Government may think it right to recommend.