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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 14th July 1988.


Mr. Forth To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the planned path for general Government expenditure over the period to 1990-91.

Mr. Major The Government's expenditure plans, as set out in the public expenditure White Paper (Cm. 288) show general Government expenditure (including privatisation proceeds) of £183 billion in 1988-89, £193 billion in 1989-90 and £202 billion in 1990-91. This represents a declining proportion of GDP.