§ 42. Mr. Grimond
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what further steps he proposes to take to see that an example in economy in administrative spending is set by the Government themselves.
§ Mr. R. A. Butler
I am confident that Government Departments in general—and I know that the Treasury in particular—are seized of the imperative need to which the hon. Member draws attention.
§ Mr. Grimond
May I draw the attention of the Chancellor to the fact that while no doubt large economies in administration are not possible, any economies would have a salutary effect on the public, if the right hon. Gentleman wants the public really to believe that there is an urgent need for economy throughout the country?
§ Mr. Callaghan
Will the Chancellor take into consideration the possibility of ceasing to sell any more lorries at a loss and so saving money in that way? Also, will he consider cutting out the transport levy, which is an unnecessary burden on industry?