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Government Administration (Economy)

Volume 530: debated on Tuesday 20 July 1954

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51.

asked the Prime Minister what action he intends to take to improve the efficiency and economy of Government administration.

This is not the sort of subject which can be dealt with in the limits of Question time.

I thank the Prime Minister for that very clear and concise reply. Is he aware that at the time of the Budget the Chancellor of the Exchequer said that an inquiry was being made into Government expenditure? Will a statement be made before we rise as to the progress of this review and what the results are likely to be?

I am not aware that there was any intention to make an interim statement of this character before the House rises.