HC Deb 11 February 1991 vol 185 c301W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the total expenditure by central and local government in the last financial year; what is the estimated figure for the current year; and by how much income tax requires to be raised to yield the equivalent sums.

Mr. Mellor

The latest information on expenditure by central and local government was published in the "Statistical Supplement to the 1990 Autumn Statement" —Cm 1520. The figures requested, consistent with the supplement, are as follows:—

£ million
1989–90 1990–91
Central government1
Expenditure other than debt interest 127,521 141,214
Debt interest 17,823 217,800
Total 145,344 2159,000
Local authorities3
Expenditure other than debt interest 47,970 52,086
Debt interest 4,919 25,200
Total 52,889 257,300
1 Including the financing requirements of public corporations (other than nationalised industries).
2 Rounded to the nearest £100 million.
3 Includes expenditure financed by support provided by central government (eg revenue support grant) and expenditure which local authorities finance for themselves (eg from community charge, capital receipts).

A ready reckoner for the revenue effects of tax changes was published table 4.5 of the autumn statement.