§ 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.?
§ Major ELLIOT
The total savings which will be made in the Estimates for the Fighting Services in 1932 will be as follow:
The saving on pay and pensions is estimated to be as follows:
£ Navy 3,942,000 Army 3,693,000 Air Force 954,000 Total £8,589,000
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.
£ Navy 1,612,000 Army 1,960,000 Air Force 194,000