§ Dr. Cunningham
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total block grant penalties for 1984–85 assessed for the purposes of his autumn statement in 1983.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
I have nothing to add to paragraph 2.28 of the Autumn Statement and the references to grant penalties in paragraphs 28, 24 and 39 of the RSG reports for England, Scotland and Wales laid before the House on 14 December, 19 January and 26 January respectively.
£ million Total receipts of which VAT Total expenditure* Expenditure on wages and salaries and pensions 1980–81 95,304 11,030 108,002 32,639 1981–82 111,836 12,510 119,465 36,176 1982–83 122,111 13,960 132,399 36,948 Sources: Financial Statistics and National Accounts. * Total general government expenditure differs from public expenditure planning total as defined in the Public Expenditure White Paper in that it includes gross debt interest and non-trading capital consumption and excludes market and overseas borrowing of nationalised industries and certain public corporations capital expenditure. Table 2.4 of Financial Statistics reconciles the two definitions, and they are compared in an article in the November issue of Economic Trends.