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Public Expenditure

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Prime Minister if she will give an up-to-date statement of the expenditure per head for each person in Scotland, in England, and Wales; what is the per capita expenditure for each person resident in Scotland for every £100 spent on each person resident in England; and if she will publish a table giving the figures for each level of public spending.

In response to a question from my hon. Friend, the Member for Aberdeen, South (Mr. Malone) a full analysis of identifiable public expenditure in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland was published in the Official Report on 22 February 1985 at columns 608–18. This included per capita comparisons and details of spending programmes. The latest available figures relate to 1983–84, and indicate that per capita expenditure in Scotland was £126 for every £100 in England.