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Public Expenditure

Volume 939: debated on Friday 18 November 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, following the speech in the United States of America on 17th October 1977 in which the Secretary of State for Defence sought to explain the British Government's repeated unilateral defence cuts as being caused by the necessity for defence to bear its share of the cutbacks in public expenditure which events have forced upon the United Kingdom, he will now list in the Official Report the percentage by which in the year 1978–79 public expenditure will have been cut in real terms compared to 1974 forecast expenditure in respect of defence in comparison with each other Department of Government.