§ Mr. David Howell
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish figures for the public sector demand on output in cost terms for each financial year from 1973–74 to 1979–80 on the same basis as table 4.2 of Command Paper No. 6393.484W
§ Mr. Joel Barnett
The substantial transfer element of public expenditure in a given year does not have its full effect on final demand in that year, and the percentage change figures in Table 4.2 represent the general trend of the demand on output generated by public expenditure as planned over the Survey period. It would not, therefore, be appropriate to give estimates for individual years. Estimates for 1975–76 are shown merely to provide weights for combining the main elements.