HC Deb 23 March 1987 vol 113 c46W
Mr. Nicholls

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment by how much local authority current expenditure has risen in real terms since 1978–79.

Mr. Chope

Local authority net current expenditure in England has risen by 13 per cent. in real terms (based on net current expenditure in cash terms, adjusted to constant prices using the GDP deflator) over the period 1978–79 to 1986–87.