HC Deb 04 December 1947 vol 445 c109W
110. Mr. Bing

asked the Minister of Defence what reduction he proposes to make in the light of the proposals in Command Paper 7268 in the sum of £61.8 million given in Command Paper 7042 as the estimated spending of the three Defence Departments on works during the present financial year.

Mr. Alexander

The proposals in Command 7268 refer to the calendar year 1948 and will be reflected in the Service Estimates for 1948–49 now under preparation. I expect that there will be an underspending of the sums voted for Service works projects in the current financial year, but I am not yet able to indicate a figure.