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Departmental Expenditure

Volume 176: debated on Wednesday 18 July 1990

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82.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the expenditure of his Department in 1989; and what is the planned expenditure for the current year, in real terms.

99.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what was the expenditure of his Department in 1989; and what is the planned expenditure for the current year, in real terms.

The expenditure of my Department in 1989–90 was £1,275.9 million. The planned expenditure for 1990–91 is £1,088.0 million at 1989–90 prices.

109.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much his Department spent in 1989–90 expressed as a percentage of gross domestic product; and what was the comparable figure for the Japanese Ministry for International Trade.

Expenditure by the Department of Trade and Industry last year was 0.24 per cent. of gross domestic product whereas general expenditure by Japan's Ministry of International Trade was equivalent to only 0.17 per cent. of Japanese gross domestic product even though its responsibilities are wider.