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Public Expenditure

Volume 828: debated on Tuesday 21 December 1971

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in future public expenditure White Papers, he will show the average annual percentage change between year one and year five for each item of expenditure listed in each table.

The form of presentation of the expenditure figures in future White Papers will be considered in the light of any recommendations made by the Select Committee on Expenditure

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the Rate Support Grant (Increase) (No. 1 and No. 2) Orders. 1971, were taken into account in the figures for Government expenditure set out in Command Paper No. 4829

These orders relate to the effects on local authority revenue expenditure in England and Wales of pay and price increases which occurred between November, 1970, and November, 1971. The figures for local authority expenditure "at 1971–72 out-turn prices" in table 1·4 of Command Paper No. 4829 include estimates of the effects of pay and price increases over the whole period from November, 1970. to March, 1972, and include provision for the period covered by these orders