§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if the existing planned total for public expenditure for 2001–02 will be adhered to when the next Comprehensive Spending Review is announced; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Andrew Smith
[holding answer 24 January 2000]: I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 11 November 1999, Official Report, column 781W.