Reductions.

Oral Answers to Questions — National Expenditure. – in the House of Commons on 20th February 1922.

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Photo of Mr George Lambert Mr George Lambert , South Molton

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asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of his instruction of the 20th August, 1919, that Ministers who cannot economise must make room for those who can, he intends to insist on the reduction of expenditure of £175,000,000 in the next financial year, which is the sum the Chancellor of the Exchequer requested the Geddes Committee to aim at?

Photo of Mr David Lloyd George Mr David Lloyd George , Caernarvon District of Boroughs

The Government will insist upon every feasible reduction of expenditure. The precise amount of that reduction is still under consideration.

Photo of Mr George Lambert Mr George Lambert , South Molton

Does the right hon. Gentleman intend to back up the Geddes Committee by insisting that this £175,000,000 shall be saved?