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Public Finance

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to table B4 of the Pre-Budget Report, on the fiscal balances compared with Budget 2008, what the figures for the cyclically-adapted (a) surplus on current budget and (b) net borrowing are as a percentage of projected gross domestic product for each year. (243289)

Projections for both the cyclically-adjusted surplus on current budget and public sector net borrowing (PSNB) as a percentage of GDP can be found in Table B3and Table B4 of the 2008 pre-Budget report (p190 and p192).