HC Deb 16 March 1983 vol 39 cc181-2W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretatry of State for Employment if he will publish a table showing, in constant money terms, the expenditure incurred by his Department on special employment measures for each year from 1977–78 to 1982–83, estimated, inclusive.

Mr. Alison

[pursuant to his reply, 15 March 1983, c. 124]: The following table shows the expenditure on the special employment measures adjusted by applying the gross domestic product deflator at market prices, with 1981–82 as the base year:

£ million
1977–78 528
1978–79 511
1979–80 516
1980–81 880
1981–82 912

On the same basis, estimated expenditure in 1982–83 is £1,150 million.

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