HC Deb 20 May 1952 vol 501 c30W
64. Sir W. Smithers

asked the Chancellor a the Exchequer if he has considered typical examples, particulars of which have been sent to him, of waste of public money and extravagance in schools and public offices; and what action he proposes to take.

Mr. R. A. Butler

It is the duty of all authorities to carry out their functions efficiently and economically, and I am satisfied that on the whole a high standard of administration is secured. The hon. Member has brought to my attention instances of apparent waste cited at the Women's Liberal Federation Conference. If the cases cited can be backed by facts I would recommend that the ladies concerned should bring them to the notice of the authorities with sufficient detail to enable them to be identified.

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