§ Mr. David Howell
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, further to his answer to the hon. Member for St. Ives (Mr. Nott) in the Official Report for 19th February 1976—[c. 782–3]—he will publish the average annual growth rates between 1974 and 1979 implied by Command Paper No. 6393 for each of the items in the table supplied by him in that answer, for Growth Cases 1, 2 and 3 of table 1.1 of Command Paper No. 6393.
§ Mr. Joel Barnett
The information requested is set out in the table below. It relates to growth case II, but by convention the table of the growth and use of resources in the public expenditure White Papers uses the same public expenditure estimates for alternative growth cases even though this convention is not strictly accurate with respect to debt interest and current grants, for example.
DEMAND TERMS AT 1970 FACTOR COST PRICE Average annual increase £m. Per cent. Central Government consumption 70 1.4 Local authorities' consumption 60 1.4 Central Government investment −10 −20 Local authorities' investment −80 −6.7 Other public corporations' investment 20 6.3 Debt interest paid at home 60 7.0 Subsidies −100 −9.5 Current grants to persons 210 4.7 Net lending at home −40 −11.7