HC Deb 15 December 1975 vol 902 cc455-6W
Mr. Norman Lamont

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will commission a study of the extent to which recent Government policies, parti-

it fell short of or exceeded the sum provided for, for each financial year from 1964–65 to 1974–75.

Mr. Joel Barnett

The table below gives figures for contingency reserve and changes in public expenditure in successive White Papers on public expenditure. It is not possible to provide comparable information for years before 1969–70.

cularly capital transfer tax, are increasing foreign ownership of assets in this country.

Mr. Joel Barnett

No. All aspects of Government policy are carefully considered, and a special study of this subject would not be justified at this stage.