HC Deb 13 March 1986 vol 93 c589W
39. Mr. Wrigglesworth

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is his most recent estimate of the proportion of gross domestic product spent on public sector investment.

Mr. MacGregor

Total public sector capital spending, as shown in table 1.14 of the 1986 public expenditure White Paper, was some £21 billion in 1984–85, representing 6.5 per cent. of GDP.