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Public Expenditure

Volume 886: debated on Monday 10 February 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the element attributable to the relative price effect in the figures for adjustment to 1973–74 out-turn prices and relative price effect set out in table 2B of Public Expenditure to 1977–78, Command Paper No. 5519.

The figures for 1973–74 to 1977–78 are shown in the table on page 156 of the White Paper. Figures for earlier years are as follows:

£ million
1968–69-1,593
1969–70-1,473
1970–71-1,174
1971–72-1,130

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the expenditure equivalents for the contingency reserve figures given in demand context terms in table 2.16 of Public Expenditure to 1978–79, Command Paper No. 5879.

No, for the reasons given in the White Paper—Chapter 2.16, paragraph 4, page 125.