Official: Treasury: Cabinet papers and correspondence on efforts to reduce expenditure.

Reference code: CHAR 18/77

Part of: CHAR 18
Next record: CHAR 18/78
Previous record: CHAR 18/76

Date: 25 Jan 1928 - 17 Feb 1928


Includes Cabinet minutes, notes by WSC, and a memorandum by the Minister of Health [Neville Chamberlain]; copy of a letter from WSC to Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin; correspondence and papers from: Prime Minister of Australia [Stanley Bruce]; James Grigg [Principal Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer] (2); Gilbert Upcott [Deputy Controller, Treasury]; 1st Lord Peel [the 1st Commissioner of Works]; Sir Samuel Hoare [Secretary of State for Air, later 1st Lord Templewood].

Subjects covered by the file include: efforts to reduce spending on the naval, health and air estimates, and the Post Office, the Chinese Boxer Indemnity, the British Industries Fair, civil service staff, the overseas settlement, the Imperial War Graves Commission, and the Empire Marketing Board.




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CHAR 18/77/2-4 Copy of a letter from WSC to Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister, enclosing a paper on efforts to save £11 million expenditure and reporting that only a little over half the figure has been realised. He discusses the need for the "Boxer money" to meet the expense of keeping troops in China; naval estimates and the Admiralty's failure to find economies "They are so accustomed to carrying all before them by threats of resignation that they feel able to do themselves sumptuously in every branch and every establishment". He concludes that he will not be able to accept the current estimates and proposes a procedure for the next Cabinet meeting. 29 Jan 1928