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Public Expenditure

Volume 927: debated on Monday 7 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport what is the cost per head of population of public expenditure for which his Department is responsible in Cornwall, and England and Wales, respectively.

Available information for 1976–77 is as follows:

Cost per head of population (£)
Local government subsidies (including concessionary fares)2·55·6
Central and local government expenditure on roads3710
The Department is not responsible for the above expenditure in Wales. Central Government loans and subsidies to nationalised industries, and sundry other expenditure, are not allocated to particular areas.