§ Mr. Gwynfor Evans
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what factors have contributed to the rise in the Welsh share of the Government's total expenditure on goods and services from two per cent. in 1966–67 to almost five per cent. in 1968–69; and if he will provide a breakdown of the expenditure.
§ Mr. William Rodgers
The hon. Gentleman's figure of 2 per cent. for 1966–67 presumably relates to the Total Estimate of expenditure on those services for which there were separate Votes for Wales as a proportion of the Total Estimate for that year. This percentage is not comparable to that given in my reply of 6th November.
The programmes which contributed mainly to Wales' share of identifiable Government expenditure on goods and services in 1968–69 were roads and public lighting (61 per cent.), other assistance to employment and industry (81 per cent.) and health and welfare (5 per cent.).—;[Vol. 790, c. 170.]