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Departmental budgets are coming down: 3) Justice

By Paul Goodman
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And now for something a little bit bigger: The Justice Department.

2010 - 2011 Outturn: £9,338,400 b

2011 - 2012 Outturn: £9,026,000 b

Tim Montgomerie has set out in detail on this site how Ken Clarke made these savings as Justice Secretary.

Mr Clarke may not be ConservativeHome's biggest fan (nor we his) but Tim praised this "master of the departments he leads"..."this effective and fiscally-dry-as-dust minister".

"Unprecedented reductions in spending on public services" - Paul Johnson, Institute of Fiscal Studies.


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