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Public Expenditure

Volume 12: debated on Monday 9 November 1981

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will set out in a table (a) capital, (b) current and (c) total expenditure (i) by central Government and (ii) by local government for each of the past 10 financial years, together with his estimate of expenditure under these headings for the current financial year.

The information requested is given in the table below.

£ million
Central Government ExpenditureLocal Government Expenditure
CurrentCapital*TotalCurrentCapital*Total
1971–7216,8911,64820,8455,6292,0707,822
1972–7319,2401,69423,4516,4682,4239,130
1973–7422,5731,94326,4307,7993,31211,472
1974–7530,0442,28435,67010,4073,63914,754
1975–7639,6692,68746,23213,3824,09817,899
1976–7745,8043,02051,22615,1224,06719,246
1977–7851,5803,14056,27016,3373,71320,015
1978–7959,0613,27746,78318,2283,61121,898
Central Government ExpenditureLocal Government Expenditure
CurrentCapital*TotalCurrentCapital*Total
1979–8070,4463,73377,77721,7443,95526,106
1980–8185,9024,43293,60626,2894,17430,748
1981–8295,4344,812105,07726,9732,81130,944
* Current plus capital expenditure plus net lending.

Source: National Accounts (up to 1980–81)

Financial Statement and Budget Report 1981–82