HC Deb 30 November 1989 vol 162 c421W
23. Mrs. Currie

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of gross domestic product was devoted to public spending in the current year and five years ago.

Mr. Norman Lamont

The latest estimate of the ratio of general Government expenditure (excluding privatisation proceeds) to gross domestic product in 1989–90, as given in the 1989 Autumn Statement, is 383/4 per cent. The corresponding figure for 1984–85 was 46 per cent.