HC Deb 18 November 1952 vol 507 c130W
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.

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