HC Deb 07 December 1939 vol 355 c840W
Commander Locker-Lampson

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the grave need for economy, he will appoint a Minister especially to conduct war against waste?

The Prime Minister

No, Sir. My right hon. Friend, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, has explained more than once to the House the various measures he has initiated to secure economy. In addition, the House will shortly be invited to appoint a Select Committee on National Expenditure with a like object. The appointment of a separate Minister is, in my judgment, quite unnecessary.

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