§ 65. Mr. David Howell
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will now announce targets for the cost reductions which it is planned to achieve in all classes of the Civil Estimates for 68W 1969–70 as against 1968–69; and whether he will request all Departments to take full account of these targets in then-preparatory work on the Estimates for next year.
§ Mr. Diamond
No. The broad lines of the pattern and growth of public expenditure in 1969–70 were given in Cmnd. 3515, and Departments will draw up their Estimates within this framework taking full account of the need for efficiency and economy in Government spending.