§ Mr. Churchill
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the percentage real-terms increase or decrease in expenditure between 1979–80 outturn and 1993–94 estimated outturn in respect of(a) overall public expenditure, (b) defence, (c) social security, (d) health and (e) education.
§ Mr. Portillo
The percentage change in real terms between 1979–80 and 1992–93—the latest year for which detailed figures are available—is 23 per cent. for general Government expenditure, excluding privatisation proceeds, 5 per cent. for defence, 63 per cent. for social security, 53 per cent. for health and 27 per cent. for education.