§ Mr. Chapman
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the final figures of total Government revenue and public expenditure in 1981–82; what percentage increase in cash terms they represent compared with the figures for 1978–79; and what was the percentage increase in the retail price index during this three-year period.
§ Mr. Brittan
The figures requested are as follows
1981–82 per cent. increase on 1978–79 General government revenue £ billion 113.0 73 Public Expenditure Planning Total £ billion 105.7 60 Retail Price index 15 January 1974=100 302.8 50
Sources: National Accounts Department of Employment