HC Deb 13 May 1982 vol 23 cc315-6W
36. Mr. Race

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his most recent estimate of the share of public expenditure as a percentage of gross domestic product in the financial year 1982–83.

Mr. Brittan

As I said in the recent debate on the public expenditure White Paper, I expect the ratio to be 44½ per cent. in 1982–83.—[Vol. 22, c. 286.]

Mr. Meacher

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the equivalent of table 1.9 of Cmnd. 8491 in terms consistent with the previous public expenditure series as given at table 1.7 of Cmnd. 8175 in 1980 survey prices.

Mr. Brittan

I shall let the hon. Member have a reply as soon as possible.