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Volume 497: debated on Tuesday 13 October 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answers of 15 July 2009, Official Report, columns 482W-83W, and 30 June 2009, Official Report, column 208W, on pensions, what expenditure items are included in the row entitled other spending of Table 4.1 on page 36 of the Long-term Public Finance Report of March 2008. (289402)

The Long-term Public Finance report and the analysis on which the report is based focus on demographic change. Table 4.1 of the Long-term Public Finance report shows the results of modelling the impact of demographic change on total expenditure (including gross investment but excluding interest and dividend payments). The 'other spending' line includes all other Government expenditure not otherwise included in table 4.1, excluding interest and dividend payments.