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Redistribution Of Incomes

Volume 986: debated on Wednesday 18 June 1980

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of gross domestic product is allocated to the redistribution of incomes; and if it is the Government's intention to change this proportion.

[pursuant to his reply, 10 June 1980, c. 88] : 10 per cent. of gross domestic product at market prices was allocated to expenditure on social security in 1979–80. Cmnd. 7841 sets out both the Government's plans for social security in the period up to 1983–84 and the economic assumptions on which these plans are based.