HC Deb 16 March 1953 vol 512 c167W
78. Mr. Renton

asked the Minister of Materials what steps he proposes to take during 1953 in order to reduce the cost of carrying out the duties of his Department.

Sir A. Salter

I am trying wherever possible to reduce the duties of the Department in connection with controls and public trading. I indicated the reductions in administrative costs which are expected by 30th June in the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Kidderminster (Mr. Nabarro) on 23rd February. The further reductions anticipated in 1953–54 as a whole are reflected in the Estimates which will shortly be presented.