HC Deb 18 January 1988 vol 125 cc470-1W
Mr. Cohen

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, further to his answer of 28 October 1987, he will provide his estimate of the short-run effect over a live-year period upon jobs created for the expenditure or £1 billion in(a) defence spending, (b) public transport, (c) construction, (d) health and (e) education, based on the current Treasury model and current underlying assumptions.

Mr. Major

It has not been the practice to publish estimates of the economic effects of changes in public expenditure.