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Volume 928: debated on Friday 25 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what has been the total reduction in her Department's budget for 1977–78 compared with forecast expenditure in money and percentage terms.

In respect of the expenditure in Table 2.10 of Cmnd. 6721-II "The Government's Expenditure Plans" for which my right hon. Friend and my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Wales are responsible, the reduction on the expenditure forecast in Cmnd. 6393 is £88 million at 1976 Survey prices, or just over 1 per cent.