§ Mr. Dorrell
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer why, in his public expenditure plans for 1982–83 published on 2 December 1981, he allows £3.3 billion for the net effect of "contingency reserve", "special sales of assets" and "general allowance for underpaid"; and what consideration led him to make this provision, in view of the fact that his estimate for 1981–82 was £1.27 billion.
§ Mr. Brittan
As column 257 of theOfficial Report of 2 December 1981 made clear, the global addition of £3.3 billion included the effect on programmes of possible revised economic assumptions. The revised programme will be published in the public expenditure White Paper next month.