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Public Expenditure

Volume 938: debated on Monday 7 November 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer to what causes he attributes the shortfall in public expenditure in 1976–77 ; and what he estimates the shortfall will be in 1977–78.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish a table showing planned public expenditure in 1976-77 and the outturn for that year, broken down into cash-limited and non cash-limited expenditure, central and local Government, and current and capital expenditure both at current prices and survey prices.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what saving in general Government expenditure results from a fall of 1 per cent. in the average interest rate paid by general Government.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the next Public Expenditure White Paper (a) will cover the full five-year survey period and (b) will include an analysis of the growth and use of resources over the full five-year period.

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Public Expenditure White Paper will be published.