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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.

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