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Public Expenditure

Volume 890: debated on Monday 14 April 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total increase in public expenditure between 1973–74 and 1974–75; how much of this was due to wage and salary increases; and what was the average percentage increase in public sector wages and salaries.

On the main part of the Question I must ask the hon. Member to await the Financial Statement and Budget Report which will be issued tomorrow. I will let him have the answers to the other parts of the Question shortly afterwards.