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Public Funds (Economies)

Volume 955: debated on Thursday 3 August 1978

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what economies in the use of public funds have been achieved by his Department within the past three years; and what sums have been saved as a result.

Economy in the use of public money is a continuing aim of all my departments. In particular, measures taken in 1976 resulted in savings in salary costs and administrative costs in 1977–78 of £2·5 million and £0·9 million respectively.