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Chancellor Of The Exchequer (Responsibilities)

Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer further to his reply to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, Pentlands of 22nd November 1977, if he will list the matters referred to in Schedules 10 and 11 to the Scotland Bill for which he is presently responsible.

Part I of Schedule 10 and Schedule 11 give details of devolved matters. My right hon. Friend is responsible for the control of public expenditure as part of his overall responsibility for the economic management of the United Kingdom. This responsibility at present includes scrutiny of public expenditure plans on matters proposed for devolution.