HC Deb 23 January 1962 vol 652 cc3-4
3. Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Minister of Works to what extent the capital works of his Department have been reduced or slowed down in the last six months as a contribution to the overall policy of Her Majesty's Government.

Lord John Hope

There has been a reduction of over 4 per cent. in the original programme of capital works for 1962–63.

Mr. Hamilton

Has any reduction been made in the capital development for the current year? Is the Minister aware that the country as a whole has been led to believe that we are in such a mess that everyone has to make his contribution to getting us out of it; and that we should like to know whether his Department is making such a contribution this year?

Lord John Hope

Yes, Sir. I am giving what help I can in that direction.