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Public Expenditure

Volume 35: debated on Thursday 27 January 1983

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress he has made towards achieving his public expenditure targets for 1982–83.

I expect spending to be contained within the planned total of £114·7 billion published in the autumn statement. The public expenditure White Paper, which will be published very shortly, will include a forecast of outturn for 1982–83.