HC Deb 15 June 1981 vol 6 c292W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Lord Privy Seal if, to further Her Majesty's Government's policy of reducing public expenditure, he will introduce legislation to allow him to control the expenditure of the Commonwealth Development Corporation in general, and its administrative expenditure in particular.

Mr. Neil Marten

No. Under the Commonwealth Development Corporation Act 1978 the Government already control the level of new financial resources made available to the corporation, and in this way the level of investment it is able to undertake. Its administrative expenditure is a matter for the corporation.

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