HC Deb 06 December 1979 vol 975 cc289-90W
43. Mr. Cockeram

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans the Gov- 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.