HC Deb 08 July 1974 vol 876 c369W
Mr. David Price

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total commitment to public expenditure on current account by central Government and local government, respectively, for 1974–75; and how much of that expenditure is upon the payment of wages, salaries, and dependent staff charges and upon transfer payments to individual citizens, respectively.

Mr. Joel Barnett

The information is as follows:

£ million
Central Government 21,6082
Local authorities 8,2273
of which:
Central Government Local authorities
Wages and salaries4 5,2555 4,8993
Current grants to per-sons 7,068 548
1 Based on Table 6 of Financial Statement and Budget Report.
2 Includes 66 announced since the Budget.
3 Includes 12 announced since the Budget.
4 Does not include 580 for central Government and 2 for local authorities classified as "current grants to non-profit making bodies". These amounts are transfers mainly to universities for payment of wages and salaries and other running costs.
5 Includes 18 announced since the Budget

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