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Revenue And Expenditure

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 10 May 1949

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, on the basis of the finance accounts of the United Kingdom, he will furnish a calculation showing how each £1 collected in taxation is allocated to various main items of national expenditure.

The figures in the table below express the provision for expenditure in the 1948 and 1949 Budgets in terms of each £1 of total revenue as estimated in those Budgets. They are given in continuation of the figures for the 1947 Budget furnished in the reply to the Question asked by the hon. Member on 27th February, 1948.

Budget Estimate1948–491949–50
National Debt Services2827
Other Consolidated Fund services.23
Supply Services:
Central Government and Finance11
Foreign and Imperial23
Home Department, Law and Justice.34
Education and Broadcasting.1213
Health, Housing, Town Planning, Labour and National Insurance etc.32310
Trade, Industry and Transport. 1111
Common Services (Work, Stationary etc.).55
Non—effective Charges (Pension).66
Supply, Food and Miscellaneous Services.26211
Revenue Departments (excluding Post Office expenditure met from Revenue).22
Surplus of Revenue over expenditure.4226