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Service Expenditure

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 8 November 1945

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that the sporadic lack of enthusiasm in the Thanksgiving Savings Campaign is partly due to the impression that money is being wasted by the Service Departments; and if he will take further steps to secure economy and give these the fullest publicity.

I am glad to say that there has been no lack of enthusiasm in the Thanksgiving Savings Campaign. The Service Ministers are co-operating with me in securing a large and rapid reduction of Service expenditure.