§ Mr. Biffen
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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, indicating the main areas where such reductions will take place; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
Existing programmes of expenditure by Northern Ireland Departments or public authorities have not been reduced as a result of my right hon. Friend's statement on 17th December.