HC Deb 16 April 1981 vol 3 c220W
Mr. Bowen Wells

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in the Official Report table 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10 and 1.11 of Cmnd. 8175, 'The Government's Expenditure Plans 1981–82 to 1983–84," in cash terms in 1981 values.

Mr. Brittan

The projected cash expenditure for 1981–82 was given in table 1.7 of Cmnd. 8175 for each main spending programme. Neither cash projections nor projections at 1981 values have been made beyond 1981–82 on the basis of the Cmnd. 8175 figures. But as my right hon. Friend said in his Budget Statement, the Government have decided that future annual reviews of expenditure will be in cash from the outset, at least for the initial years of the survey period.