HC Deb 24 April 1928 vol 216 c788

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the estimated economy to the national Exchequer which resulted in the past financial year from the reorganisation of certain Ministries mentioned in his Budget speech of last year in so far as that reorganisation has been carried out?

The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Arthur Michael Samuel)

For the reasons given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Tottenham North (Mr. R. Morrison) on 31st December last, the proposed reorganisation was not proceeded with. If the hon. Member will refer to Class VI of the Civil Estimates for the current year, he will find, in the Votes for the Departments concerned, details of the economies to the total of about £30,000 which have nevertheless been effected.


Does not the right hon. Gentleman feel, in view of his reply, that it is time that the results of these labours were brought before the House?


No, Sir, I do not agree with the opinion of the hon. Member.