HC Deb 23 March 1967 vol 743 c354W
Mr. Fisher

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the percentage increase in the Estimates in the past two years.

Mr. Diamond

In 1965–66 the total of the Budget Estimates was 8.9 per cent, higher, at current prices, than the total for 1964–65; at constant prices the increase was 5.0 per cent. The corresponding figures for 1966–67, after allowing for changes in classification, were 7.3 per cent, and 1.8 per cent, respectively.