§ 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.