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Public Expenditure

Volume 891: debated on Monday 28 April 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what cuts in public expenditure in Scotland will take place in 1976–77 as a result of the Budget; and if there will be any reductions in housing subsidies as a consequence of the Budget.

In 1976–77, about £45 million, affecting all services for which I am responsible except investment in the energy industries and infrastructure in support of them. Exchequer subsidies on housing will not be affected.