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Public Expenditure

Volume 886: debated on Tuesday 11 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the Government measures which have either increased or decreased public spending in Wales since 28th February 1974, showing the estimated cost or saving of each measure during the current financial year and in a full financial year.

The estimated costs of Government measures since 28th February 1974 which have increased public spending in Wales on programmes within my right hon. and learned Friend's responsibility and included in Table 3.13

£m. at 1974 Survey prices
Changes resulting from Budget statement of 26th March 1974:
Housing: acquisition, new building, municipalisation, and subsidies11·07·8
Option mortgages0·10·2
Changes resulting from the Chancellor's statement of 11th September 1974 on the construction industry:
Roads and transport0·3
Other environmental services5·1
Education and libraries, science and arts1·6
Health and personal social services2·8
Other announced policy changes:
Health and personal social services1·01·8
Other changes:
There are no decreases.