HC Deb 22 January 1980 vol 977 c198W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in view of the Government's declared policy of cutting and saving Government expenditure, he will appoint Mr. Leslie Chapman, to see to what extent he can plan for cuts in Government expenditure by reducing wasteful expenditure on the same basis as he has recently proposed for the London Transport services.

Mr. Channon

I have been asked to reply.

My right hon. Friend the Prime Minister has already appointed Sir Derek Rayner to assist her and other Ministers in promoting efficiency and eliminating waste. All Ministers are committed to this. It is an important part of the continuing work of the Civil Service Department.