HC Deb 10 June 1971 vol 818 c362W
Q5. Mr. Loughlin

asked the Prime Minister if he will state the total initial costs incurred in the reorganisation of Government Departments; and if he is satisfied with the way the reorganisation has been carried out.

The Prime Minister

It is not possible to estimate precisely the direct costs of the reorganisation, because in many cases these are indistinguishable from normal departmental running costs. But they will not have been large, and will in any case be far outweighed by the benefits. The answer to the second part of the Question is "Yes".