HC Deb 15 February 1966 vol 724 cc195-6W
45. Dame Irene Ward

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what total financial commitments since November 1964 have been withheld from schemes holding prior approval by the policy of refusal to proceed; and if he will publish the schemes involved.

Mr. Diamond

Decisions taken in the defence field will produce savings of the order of £1,300 million. On the civil side, the deferment arrangements announced on 27th July last are expected to produce savings of about £50 million in 1965–66 and £70 million in 1966–67. The nationalised industries are expected to save about £90 million in 1965–66 in relation to earlier forecasts of their expenditure. I regret that a complete breakdown of the information asked for is not available.

56. Mr. Alison

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will from the beginning of February life unreservedly the six months' deferment he imposed on certain capital projects under the economy measures announced on 27th July, 1965.

64. Mr. William Clark

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the six months' deferment of certain capital expenditure, announced on 27th July, 1965, is to be renewed; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Diamond

I would refer the hon. Members to the Statement made to the House on 8th February last.

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