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Public Expenditure

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of gross domestic product, public expenditure represented in each year since 1996 in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Scotland, (e) Northern Ireland and (f) each Government office region. (89407)

Information on total identifiable expenditure for each region of England and for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is set out in the HM Treasury publication, “Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses (PESA) 2006”, May 2006. This provides outturn data from 2000-01 to 2004-05. Previous editions of “PESA” provide outturn data for years prior to 2000-01. “Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2002-03”, May 2002, provides outturn data from 1996-97.

The Office for National Statistics provides data on gross value added (GVA), the Government’s preferred measure of regional economic output, for each region and country of the UK on its website at http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_economy/NUTS1_Tables_1-8.xs.