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Expenditure

Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) if he will set out in the Official Report his estimates of the cost of (a) increased value added tax, (b) the Clegg awards to each education authority in Scotland, (c) what is the amount by which they are offset by increased allocations from central Government and (d) what the gain to the Exchequer will be as a result of value added tax and income tax revenue on these increases;(2) if he will set out in the

Official Report his estimates of the cost of ( a) increased value added tax, ( b) the Clegg awards to each social work department in Scotland, ( c) what is the amount by which they are offset by increased allocations from central Government and ( d) what the gain to the Exchequer will be as a result of value added tax and income tax revenues on these increases.

Information is not collected from local authorities in such a form as to make it possible for me to give estimates of this kind.