HC Deb 02 April 1968 vol 762 c56W
Mr. Ridley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what percentage the gross national product has grown in the last 10 years; and what is the percentage increase in Government expenditure over the same period.

Mr. Diamond

From 1957 to 1967 gross national product increased by 74 per cent. and central Government expenditure by 115 per cent.