§ Mr. Wrigglesworth
asked the Minister for the Civil Service (1) when he expects to be able to announce the outcome of his review of the 10 per cent., 15 per cent. and 20 per cent. options for cuts in Civil Service expenditure;
(2) if he will give an assurance that the review of 10 per cent., 15 per cent., and 20 per cent. options for cuts in Civil Service expenditure will not lead to redundancies.
§ Mr. Channon
As I indicated to the hon. Member on 18 July—[Vol. 970, c. 1775]—a statement will be made in the autumn.
No undertakings can be given about redundancy in the context of this exercise. However, the aim will be to proceed by natural wastage as far as possible.