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John Hemming (Birmingham, Yardley, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer

(1) what the latest forecast is of Government deficit in financial year 2005–06; and what the forecast deficit for 2005–06 was on each date that a forecast has been made since January 2003;

(2) what the latest forecast is of Government income in financial year 2005–06; and what the forecast income for 2005–06 was on each date that a forecast has been made since January 2003;

(3) what the latest estimate is of Government expenditure in financial year 2005–06; and what the forecast expenditure for 2005–06 was on each date that a forecast has been made since January 2003.

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Ivan Lewis (Economic Secretary, HM Treasury; Bury South, Labour)

Latest forecasts for 2005–06 for the Government deficit, Government revenue and total managed expenditure can be found in Tables C4 and C11 in Budget 2005. Earlier forecasts for 2005–06 can be found in Chapter C of previous Budgets and Annex B of earlier pre-Budget reports.

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John Hemming MP
Posted on 15 Jul 2005 10:56 am (Report this annotation)

Looks like they are trying to make it a bit harder to collate this information.

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