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Public Expenditure

Volume 927: debated on Monday 7 March 1977

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

The cost of assistance for certain tourism projects in Cornwall given by the English Tourist Board under Section 4 of the Development of Tourism Act 1969 is borne on my Department's Vote. In 1975–76 this represented 38p per head of the population of Cornwall, compared with 3p per head for comparable expenditure in England as a whole. Responsibility for parallel expenditure in Wales rests with my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.