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Long Term Public Finance Report 2007

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 17 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason the Long Term Public Finance Report 2007 was not published with the Pre-Budget Report; and when he plans to publish it. (158850)

As set out in paragraph 2.45 of the 2007 pre-Budget report, the Government publish the “Long-term public finance report” to provide a comprehensive analysis of long-term socio-economic and demographic developments, and their likely impact on the public finances, based on the most up-to-date information available.

The population projections provided by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) are central to this analysis. Given that ONS will not publish the new population projections until the 23 October 2007, the next long-term public finance report will now be published at a later date.