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Public Expenditure

Volume 892: debated on Friday 16 May 1975

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in the Official Report a table showing the level of (a) central Government, (b) local government and (c) central and local government spending on both a per capita and

Central Government ExpenditureLocal Government ExpenditurePublic Authorities' Expenditure
Per headPer householdPer headPer householdPer headPer household
££££££
1946851593
1947781987
1948792189
1949802188
1950792289
1951963262585105358
195210628117
195310731121
195410432120
195511234126
195611537136
195712539147
195812940154
195913643162
196014245170
196115248451164185589
196215956195
196316661205
196418170222
196520378245
196622270085269265837
196725296304
1968280104332
1969287111343
1970314125374
19713561,0641384144191,254
1972403159475
1973454193542
1974578236688
Expenditure per head is obtained using mid-year estimates of total population. The estimate of population in 1974 is a projection from a 1973 base.
Expenditure per household is derived using an estimate of the number of households as defined in the Census of Population and relating to census dates. Statistics of the number of households are available only for census years.
Figures of expenditure by public authorities exclude transactions between central and local Government. All expenditure figures for 1974 are provisional.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of Government expenditure overseas for 1975.

It is not Government practice to provide forward estimates of the balance of payments, or its components, apart from the information given in the Financial Statement and Budget Report and the annual Public Expenditure White Paper.