HC Deb 19 February 1992 vol 204 cc163-4W
Mr. Austin Mitchell

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will bring up to date the information on the growth of pension and other funds given in his answer of 7 March 1984,Official Report, column 581.

Mr. Maples

The latest annual estimates for the period 1982 to 1990, the latest year for which a figure is available, are given below. Updated figures for earlier periods are available on the CSO database, series AALV, which can be accessed through the House of Commons Library.

Life Assurance and Pensions Schemes Net increase in amount available for investment
£ million
1982 14,980
1983 15,938
1984 18,518
1985 19,538
1986 20,510
1987 20,840
1988 22,659
1989 30,505
1990 33,655

industrial development, (c) energy, (d) infrastructure, (e) environmental protection, (f) health, (g) social development and services, (h) earth and atmosphere, (i) advancement of knowledge, (j) civil space, (k) defence and (l) not elsewhere classified.

Mr. Mellor

The available information on general government expenditure by main function since 1978–79 is given, in cash and real terms, in tables 2.2 and 2.3 of the statistical supplement to the 1991 Autumn Statement (Cm. 1920). Corresponding information for the other areas of expenditure requested is not available or could be provided only at disproportionate cost.