HC Deb 27 May 1952 vol 501 c1135
17. Mr. Emrys Hughes

asked the Secretary of State for War what further economies he intends making at the War Office in response to the Chancellor of the Exchequer's circular on the need for reduced expenditure.

Mr. Head

It is my aim constantly to seek the maximum economy possible without reducing the fighting efficiency of the Army.

Mr. Hughes

How does that aim correspond with the right hon. Gentleman's achievements?

Mr. Head

I leave that to the hon. Gentleman, who is always generous to me in such matters.

Mr. Langford-Holt

Will my right hon. Friend point out to the hon. Gentleman the cost which is involved in answering Questions put down purely as vehicles for his shafts of wit?