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General Government Expenditure

Volume 222: debated on Thursday 2 April 1992

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will provide a table breaking down the series in line 1, general Government expenditure, of table 2C.2 of the "Financial Statement and Budget Report 1993–94" into its principal components.

Table 1.2 of the 1993–94 "Financial Statement and Budget Report" (FSBR) sets out a comparison of the current estimates of the components of spending for 1992–93 with the equivalent forecasts from the 1992–93 Report. Projections for general Government expenditure in the FSBR are consistent with the plans for public expenditure announced in the Autumn Statement. Details of the differences from previous plans for 1993–94 and 1994–95 are set out in section 7 of the Statistical Supplement to the 1992 Autumn Statement (Cm 2219). Similar comparisons for 1995–96 and 1996–97 are not practical, because the projections in table 2A.3 of the 1992–93 edition of the FSBR were compiled on the basis of the planning total, rather than the new control total.