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Scottish Development Agency

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list at 1987 prices the real value of Government expenditure on the Scottish Development Agency for each year from 1979.

[holding answer 26 October 1987]: The information, at 1987–88 prices, is set out in the table:

Financial year£ million
1978–79107·3
1979–80112·6
1980–81117·0
1981–82101·6
1982–83125·5
1983–84105·2
1984–8590·0
1985–86101·6
1986–8793·0
1987–88194·9
1 Provision.
As Government expenditure on the SDA is expressed in net terms the figures are not illustrative of total agency expenditure resources over the years. This also partly explains the variations between years.