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1987-1990 - Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Departmental Spending

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Departmental Spending on 10th January 1989.


Mr. Nigel Griffiths To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish figures showing the public spending outturn for each Government Department and total in (a) each year from 1978–79 until 1989–90 plans expressed in constant 1988 prices, (b) the annual percentage change for each Department and the total and (c) the overall percentage change for each Department and the total.

Mr. Major A breakdown of the public expenditure planning total by Department for the years 1978–79 and 1983–84 to 1989–90 in real terms (base year 1987–88), from which percentage changes can be derived, was given in table 1.10 of the 1988 Autumn Statement. Corresponding figures for the years 1979–80 to 1982–83 will appear in the 1989 public expenditure White Paper (table 21.4.3) which is due to be published towards the end of the month.