HC Deb 02 September 1909 vol 10 c582

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in the Revenue and Expenditure (England, Scotland, and Ireland) Return, Parliamentary Paper, No. 208, of the present Session, the figures for expenditure on pages 11, 12, and 13, under the head of Voted Civil Government Charges, are net figures or gross figures; and if he will state how appropriations in aid and extra receipts are treated in making up this Return?


The figures are based on Exchequer issues, which correspond approximately with gross expenditure, less appropriations in aid—the gross expenditure and the appropriations in aid under each head being divided according to the respective parts of the United Kingdom in which the expenditure is incurred or the receipts arise. Extra receipts not appropriated in aid of Votes are not taken into account in the expenditure tables, but are apportioned in the revenue tables between the three Kingdoms on a similar basis.