§ 90. Mr. C. Hughes
asked the Minister of Education what economies have been made since 1st January, 1952, as a result of her circulars to local authorities; and what further economies she proposes to request.
§ Miss Horsbrugh
The estimates which local education authorities submitted to me last April showed a reduction of about £6 million on their forecasts of the previous winter. Authorities have certainly found it possible to make further economies, but I cannot yet say what the expenditure for the current financial year will turn out to be: nor can I yet say 85W what, if any, further economies I shall be requiring in connection with next year's expenditure.