HC Deb 14 January 1998 vol 304 c217W
Mr. Robert Jackson

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the control total for cash planning for the year ahead in each year since 1987; and by what amount the outturn figure has differed from the figure previously announced. [22539]

Mr. Darling

The table gives the information requested. It shows the control aggregate for cash planning which was set before the beginning of the year and the difference between that planned figure and the final outturn. Planned figures have been amended for classification changes between the beginning of the year and the publication of outturn, but are otherwise as were published immediately preceding that financial year. Differences from outturn are calculated using data published in the following year.

Year ahead control aggregates and amount by which outturn differed (£ billion)
Aggregate Planned expenditure1 Amount by which outturn differed2
1987–88 Planning Total 148.7 -3.0
1988–89 Planning Total 156.9 -7.3
1989–90 Planning Total 167.1 2.1
1990–91 New Planning Total 179.0 1.0
1991–92 New Planning Total 204.2 -0.8
1992–93 New Planning Total 226.7 0.6
1993–94 Control Total 244.4 -2.5
1994–95 Control Total 250.9 -2.4
1995–96 Control Total 256.2 -1.0
1996–97 Control Total 259.5 0.4
1 Adjusted for classification changes.
2 For 1987–88 to 1991–92 outturns are as published in the following year's Autumn Statement or related Statistical Supplement, and for more recent years in Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses. The outturn figure used for 1996–97 is as published in the Pre-Budget Report.

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