Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Land and Building (Sales) on 29th July 1988.
Mr. Gordon Brown To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in the Official Report, in the format of table 1 of Cm. 441, a table showing the (a) local authority, (b) central Government and (c) public corporation components of the sales of public sector land and buildings, consistent with the totals provided in his answer of 10 June, Official Report columns 705-9.
Mr. Major The figures in table 1 of Cm. 441, though corresponding broadly to figures included in “The Government’s Expenditure Plans 1988-89 to 1990-91” (Cm. 283), the Supply Estimates for 1988–89 and earlier years, and Financial Statistics, are illustrative and were provided only in order to give a guide to orders of magnitude. They are not underpinned and have not been analysed by economic category. As indicated in paragraphs 22 and 45 of Cm. 441, detailed baselines on the new basis will be established for the 1989 public expenditure survey and figures for the outcome will be published in the 1990 public expenditure White Paper.