§ Mrs. Castle
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what he estimates would be the value of total public sector receipts in the financial year 1977–78, assuming current rates of taxation and real increases in GDP of 5 per cent, in each of the years 1976–77 and 1977–78; and if he will publish in theOfficial Report a breakdown of his estimate in the form of part A of Table 6 of the "Financial Statement and Budget Report 1976–77".
§ Mr. Joel Barnett
,pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 26th July 1975; Vol. 916, c.36],gave the following answer:
These estimates would require a number of further assumptions beyond those stated in the Question. My right hon. Friend will give his estimates of public sector receipts in 1977–78, based on the latest information available, in his next Budget Statement.