§ Mr. Churchill
asked the Secretary of State for Employment by how much Her Majesty's Government had increased or decreased the expenditure of his Department compared to planned expenditure in Cmnd. 7439 expressed at 1980 constant prices, taking outturn figures for the year 1979–80, the best estimate of outturn for 1980–81 and planned expenditure to 1982–83.
§ Mr. Mayhew
[pursuant to his reply, 3 November 1980, c. 425]: For 1979–80 the information is as follows:—
Planned expenditure in Cmnd. 7439 is £1705 million at 1980 survey prices. Latest forecast of outturn is £1280 million at 1980 survey prices. Estimates of outturn in 1980–81 together with planned expenditure for later years will be published in due course.