HC Deb 15 March 1976 vol 907 c418W
Mr. Nott

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, further to his reply to the hon. Member for Guildford (Mr. Howell) in the Official Report of 1st March, columns 488–9, he will publish an analysis of changes in public expenditure for individual programmes and debt interest in volume terms and for the relative price effect, between the plans set out in Command Paper No. 5519, after making an allowance for the cuts announced on 17th December 1973, and the outturn for 1974–75 and current plans for 1975–76 to 1977–78 as set out in Command Paper No. 6393, if possible in 1975 survey prices.

Mr. Joel Barnett

Changes in programmes and debt interest are set out in Cmnd. 5879 and Cmnd. 6393, at 1974 and 1975 survey prices respectively. Estimates of the relative price effect are to be found, at estimated 1973–74 and 1975–76 prices respectively, in Cmnd. 5519 (page 156) and Cmnd. 6393 (table 4.1). To convert all figures to 1975 survey prices would be disproportionately expensive.