HC Deb 23 June 1964 vol 697 c34W
Mr. A Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish in HANSARD a table of figures giving the percentage rise or fall in the costs of running each of the Departments of State since October, 1951, taking that date as 100.

Mr. Green

No. For the reasons explained in my reply to the hon. Member on 23rd March, such comparisons would be expensive of time and effort, as well as misleading.