§ 43. Mr. Cockeram
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans the Gov- 290W ernment have to link taxes and spending decisions together in future Budget Statements as recommended by the Institute of Fiscal Studies and others.
§ Mr. Biffen
The Government take account of the relationship between expenditure and taxation in framing fiscal policies. No major changes are proposed for the presentation of the 1980 Budget. I shall be interested to see the conclusions, expected next year, of the committee on this subject set up by the Institute for Fiscal Studies.