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Private Household Expenditure

Volume 927: debated on Monday 7 March 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was his estimate for average household expenditure per week in the United Kingdom in February 1974; and what is his latest estimate.

Information is available only in respect of calendar quarters. It is estimated that in the first quarter of 1974, average consumers' expenditure per household was about £43·20 a week and that in the third quarter of 1976—the latest quarter for which information is available—it was about £71·40 a week. This latter figure is a correction of the estimate given in answer to the hon. Member for Western Isles (Mr.

£ million
European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee
Fund—Guarantee Section63·3111·8339·6197·5
European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee
Fund—Guidance Section2·59·6
Social Fund16·119·311·1
Regional Development Fund0·328·5
Other receipts15·422·036·048·8
Estimates for future years were published in the White Paper "The Government's Expenditure Plans" (Cmnd. 6721 —Volume II) and are as follows:
£ million at 1976 prices
Gross contributionReceiptsNet contribution
It is not possible to estimate receipts by individual funds for future years.