HC Deb 04 April 1957 vol 568 c67W
11. Mr. H. Wilson

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what figure and by what proportion Government expenditure in 1956–57 exceeded Government expenditure in 1950–51.

Mr. Powell

Ordinary expenditure (including Sinking Funds) in 1956–57 exceeded that in 1950–51 by£1,611 million, or nearly 50 per cent.