Mr Major’s Written Parliamentary Answer on Government Expenditure – 26 November 1987

Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Government Expenditure on 26th November 1987.


Miss Widdecombe To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish figures for general Government expenditure as a proportion of gross domestic product, excluding social security, since 1978-79.

Mr. Major General Government expenditure, excluding social security benefits, as a percentage of GDP is as follows:

Year | Percentage

1978-79 | 34.00

1979-80 | 34.25

1980-81 | 36.25

1981-82 | 35.50

1982-83 | 35.50

1983-84 | 34.25

1984-85 | 34.00

1985-86 | 32.25

1986-87 | 31.25