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Government Expenditure

Volume 127: debated on Thursday 11 February 1988

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73.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will indicate Government expenditure per head of the electorate in (a) Scotland and (b) England and Wales in 1979 and the latest year for which figures are available.

The table shows identifiable public expenditure per head of the electorate:

£ per head of the electorate
1979–801986–87
Scotland1,8043,235
England and Wales1,4212,591
The figures for the two years are not directly comparable because of changes in definition which have taken place between different public expenditure White Papers.