§ 45. Mrs. Castle
asked the Secretary of State for Employment, what contribution his Department is making to the proposed cuts in public expenditure.
§ Mr. R. Carr
In addition to the specific cuts mentioned in my right hon. Friend's statement of 27th October I have found it possible to make a number of economies in the forward estimates of expenditure on the Department's services, offset by increased provision mainly for industrial training, and I am considering what further economies are possible. I have so far identified savings totalling £49 million over the period 1971–72 to 1974–75, including a saving of £34 million on Regional Employment Premium in the latter year. Additional expenditure over the same period will total £13 million. Details of individual economies will be announced as appropriate and after any necessary consultation with those concerned.