§ Mr. Derek Page
asked the Secretary of State for Economic Affairs, if he will state the relative change in the level of public expenditure on new building and construction in East Anglia between 1964–65 and 1967–68.
§ Mr. Urwin
In the light of the provisional out-turn figures for 1967–68, on a constant price basis, there has been an increase in East Anglia of about 29 per cent. over the four years since 1964–65 in public expenditure (excluding nationalised industries) on new building and construction. During these four years, expenditure upon hospitals and local authority health and welfare services rose by 75 per cent. and expenditure upon roads in the region within the same period multiplied sevenfold.