§ Mr. Gorrie
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which countries in the EU include local authority self-financed expenditure or an equivalent category in their national control total or its equivalent. 
§ Mrs. Liddell
The Treasury does not hold comprehensive information about the budgetary control totals of other member states. All countries in the EU measure the General Government Financial Deficit, which takes account of local authorities' current and capital expenditure on sectors outside general government.