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Public Expenditure

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 29 March 1977

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The Government's expenditure plans for the next two years were set out in the first volume of the White Paper issued in January. We shall stick firmly to these plans, making full use of the new techniques of control which have proved their worth dramatically this year. A White Paper setting out cash limits for 1977–78, over a wide range of public expenditure, has been presented to Parliament today by the Chief Secretary.