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Private Industries (Assistance)

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his latest estimate of the total of public expenditure, as defined in Cmnd. 7439, to be paid to all industries, other than nationalised industries, in the current financial year.

I ask my hon. Friend to await Class IV of Supply Estimates 1980–81, table 4 of which will detail the total provision taken in 1979–80 Estimates for assistance to private industry and so on in the United Kingdom, and the White Paper on the Government's expenditure plans to be published on Budget day.