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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 28th July 1988.


Mr. Austin Mitchell To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will publish in the Official Report a table showing for each year since 1978 central Government expenditure on goods and services as a percentage of gross domestic product, less the extraction of oil and gas.

Mr. Major [holding answer 27 July 1988]: The available information is as follows:

Central Government expenditure on goods and services as a percentage of GDP at market price, less extraction of mineral oil and natural gas


Year | Percentage

1978 | 13.0

1979 | 13.0

1980 | 14.3

1981 | 14.7

1982 | 14.9

1983 | 15.2

1984 | 15.1

1985 | 14.8

1986 | 14.1

1987 | 13.6


Source: Based on United Kingdom National Accounts Statistics.