Departmental budgets are coming down: 1) Law Officers
By Paul Goodman
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I concluded our The Wrong Right series this morning with Why does so much of the Right treat cutting spending as light entertainment?
To follow it up, a series of posts will go up today showing how, despite suggestions from some on the right to the contrary, departmental budgets are coming down.
Let's start with a relative minnow - the Lord Officers' Departments.
2010 - 2011 Outturn: £682,000
2011 - 2012 Outturn: £610,000
"Unprecedented reductions in spending on public services" - Paul Johnson, Institute of Fiscal Studies.