HC Deb 27 October 1952 vol 505 c170W
82. Mr. Burden

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs why so much is spent by his Department on transport services amounting to £1,220,000 in 1952–53.

Mr. Nutting

The need for expenditure on transport was exhaustively examined last year by the Select Committee on Estimates, and I would refer the hon. Member to the Committee's Seventh Report dated 25th July, 1951. In spite of rising costs, the estimate of expenditure for the current financial year shows a decrease of £155,000 over the estimate for the previous year.