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1987-1990 - Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Government Expenditure

Below is the text of Mr Major's written Parliamentary Answer on Government Expenditure on 23rd May 1988.


Mr. Holland To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was the share as a percentage of gross domestic product of (a) general Government expenditure and (b) general Government expenditure on goods and services in 1985–86 and 1986–87.

Mr. Major The following table shows general Government expenditure and general Government expenditure on goods and services as a percentage of gross domestic product:


SPENDING TYPE | 1985–86 (%) | 1986–87 (%)

General Government expenditure | 43.75 | 42.75

General Government expenditure on goods and services | 23 | 22.75