HC Deb 27 October 1994 vol 248 c755W
Mr. Whittingdale

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of gross domestic product is taken by public expenditure; and what the figure was in 1979.

Mr. Aitken

General Government expenditure excluding privatisation proceeds as a percentage of GDP was 44 in 1979–80 and 44.25 in 1993–94.

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