Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Public Expenditure on 22nd July 1988.
Mr. Worthington To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in the Official Report a table on the functional analysis of United Kingdom public expenditure, modelled on table 2.7 of Cm. 288-I, showing charges netted against each line for each of the years 1982-83 to 1990-91.
Mr. Major I refer the hon. Member to the departmental breakdown of charges in respect of programme expenditure that I gave him on 27 May 1988, at columns 375-76. The detailed functional analysis requested could be provided only at disproportionate cost.