§ 88. Sir G. Hutchinson
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what further economies he proposes to make in connection with the Central Office of Information; and how the expenditure of £.1,653,000 in 1952–53 compares with the expenditure for similar purposes in 1938–39.
§ Mr. Boyd - Carpenter
Thanks to economical administration, the actual expenditure of the Central Office of Information is likely to be a good deal less than the estimate of £1,653,000. I hope to make a further reduction in 1953–54. In 1938–39, expenditure on Government information work of the kind which would now be appropriate to the Central Office of Information was, very roughly, £450,000; but exact comparisons are impossible, partly owing to the new types of work undertaken, particularly overseas information work.