HC Deb 07 February 1933 vol 274 c15

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he can now make any statement as to recent steps taken to secure economy in expenditure in Government Departments?


The question of economy continues to engage my closest attention. Public expenditure has been the subject of the most vigilant scrutiny throughout the year with a view to the utmost possible reduction of the annual Estimates for next year now in course of preparation. The important reports recently received from the various committees on Economy are under detailed, examination, and I am personally discussing with my colleagues the issues raised.