HC Deb 16 September 1931 vol 256 c819
44. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer in what proportion the £5,000,000 cut proposed in the three Fighting Services, other than on pay and pensions, is to be distributed between the three Services; and whether this saving is to be made in warlike equipment, weapons, warships, and the like, or in amenities, buildings, etc.?


The total savings which will be made in the Estimates for the Fighting Services in 1932 will be as follow:

Navy 3,942,000
Army 3,693,000
Air Force 954,000
Total £8,589,000
The saving on pay and pensions is estimated to be as follows:
Navy 1,612,000
Army 1,960,000
Air Force 194,000
The difference between the actual saving on pay and pensions and the total cut in each case will be made good by reductions under other heads but the exact methods by which this will be achieved are still under consideration by the respective Departments.