HC Deb 02 February 1971 vol 810 cc349-50W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Prime Minister whether the public speech made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to the United States Chamber of Commerce in London on Wednesday, 27th January outlining a 20 per cent. cut in Government expenditure represents the policy of Her Majesty's Government.

The Prime Minister

Yes. The hon. Member is presumably referring to the reduction in the rate of growth of public expenditure from 3.5 per cent. to 2.8 per cent. which the Chancellor announced on 27th October last and referred to in his speech on 27th January.

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