§ 79. Mr. Strang
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what studies he has conducted into the relative labour intensity of different forms of Government expenditure.
§ Mr. Peter Rees
Detailed information on the labour intensity of government spending is not readily available. The 1985 public expenditure White Paper (Cmnd. 9428) contains information on the composition of public expenditure, including the proportion expected on present plans to go directly in pay. Input-output tables for 1979, prepared by the Central Statistical Office may be used to obtain information on the average labour intensity of different categories of expenditure, and output in different industrial sectors.