HC Deb 11 March 1948 vol 448 c1416
55. Major Bruce

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will state, in extension of the particulars set out in Table 14 of Cmd. 6707 of December, 1945, the percentages of the national income expended for each of the years 1945, 1946 and 1947, on war, consumption, and net non-war capital formation at home and abroad, respectively.

The Economic Secretary to the Treasury (Mr. Douglas Jay)

As the answer contains a number of figures in tabular form, I will, with the hon. and gallant Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

The following table is made up of figures already published in Table 2 of Cmd. 7099 and Table XXIII of Cmd. 7344.

1945. 1946. 1947. Provisional.
Per cent. Per cent. Per cent.
Current expenditure—
Personalconsumption 57 68 70
Government 52 28 24
Additions to assets—
Net capital formation at home 1 9 14
External investment -10 -5 -8
100 100 100