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We are told further that the Committee not unnaturally regarded

the Labour Ministry as " expensive," and that it would reduce the numbers of the so-called Employment Exchanges, which certainly do not find employment for many people, apart from the officials. Tho Committee -would cut down the grants to universities and secondary schools and would insist on economies at the Board of Education. At the Ministry of Health the Committee would unify the separate administrations of health, insurance and unemployment in- surance. Old-age pensions would remain inviolate. It seems that Sir Erie Geddes has not had 1 he heart to consider the sad case of his own creation, the Ministry of Transport, which was in some respects the most extravagant of all the new depart- ments. It is most desirable that the Committee's report should be published without delay so that the, public may judge of the merits of its scheme and test thesincerity of the Government's professions of a zeal for thrift.