§ 14. Mr. J. H. Osborn
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs why the projected deficit on Government overseas expenditure, both current, invisibles, and capital, is £90 million 1777 greater at 1964 prices, in view of the fact that the target surplus on the balance of payments in "The Task Ahead" is larger than in the National Plan.
Mr. Alan Williams
Unfortunately the hon. Member has misread Table 3.1 in the Economic Assessment, which shows Government overseas expenditure at current, not constant, prices.
§ Mr. Osborn
May I ask whether the surplus which has been budgeted has altered since the publication of this Green Paper?