Yes Minister: Season 1, Episode 3

The Economy Drive (10 Mar. 1980)

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The Minister decides there is far too much waste in government and decides the time has come to launch an economy drive. Sir Humphrey suggests to the Minister that he should lead by example... See full summary »

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Ron Watson
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The Minister decides there is far too much waste in government and decides the time has come to launch an economy drive. Sir Humphrey suggests to the Minister that he should lead by example and cut back on his own staff. He soon finds himself without a driver or a secretary and chaos ensues. He immediately gets into trouble with the trade unions and the press take advantage of the situation. Written by garykmcd

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[Frank Weisel has told Hacker about a northwest regional controller who have managed to save 32 million pounds]
Sir Humphrey Appleby: He told you it was 32 million pounds?
Bernard Woolley: Yes, Sir Humprhey.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: I'm aghast.
Bernard Woolley: So was I. I mean it's incredible we didn't know.
Sir Humphrey Appleby: I knew about it.
Bernard Woolley: Then why are you aghast?
Sir Humphrey Appleby: I'm aghast that it got out.
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