§ Mr. Hamling
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will now make a statement on the progress made in the last six months in reducing Government expenditure and the prospects of further progress in this field in the next two years.
§ Mr. Diamond
As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence announced on 13th April, the decisions taken earlier this year on aircraft will save a minimum of £600 million. Further economies on Defence are being considered66W as part of the current Defence Review. We are examining the whole range of public expenditure in order to determine a proper order of priorities and, as part of this review, the Government have decided that the Defence Review target for 1969–70 should be fixed at £2,000 million at 1964 prices.