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Public Spending

Volume 712: debated on Tuesday 14 July 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their short- and medium-term public spending objectives. [HL4827]

Chapter 6 of Budget 2009 sets out the Government's short-term and medium-term public spending objectives, consistent with its fiscal policy objectives:

in the short-term to support the economy through the downturn, providing temporary and targeted support to the individuals and businesses most affected by the global economic shocks; and

in the medium-term to continue to improve and invest in key public service priorities, while also ensuring a sustainable path for the public finances.