HC Deb 21 December 1973 vol 866 cc451-2W
Mr. Biffen

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will list the amount by which he plans to reduce expenditure for 1974–75 and in the balance of the current year as a result of the statement by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 17th December, indi cating the main areas where such reductions will take place; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Rippon

I plan to reduce public expenditure in 1974–75 in the DOE field by about £326 million. The proposed reductions programme by programme are as follows:

Nationalised industries' capital expenditure 28
Road and Transport 178
Other environmental services 108
Common services 12

It is too early to say what the consequential changes in the remainder of 1973–74 will be.

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