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Public Expenditure

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid to each devolved administration under the Barnett formula in the most recent financial year for which figures are available; and what corresponding funding allocation was made to Government departments in respect of services delivered in (a) England only, (b) England and Wales, (c) England, Wales and Northern Ireland, (d) England, Wales and Scotland and (e) the UK. (304722)

[holding answer 7 December 2009]: Changes in the Departmental Expenditure Limits (DEL) of the devolved Administrations are normally determined by the Barnett formula. The settlements were published in the 2007 comprehensive spending review White Paper (Cm 7227). The latest figures for the DELs of the devolved Administrations are published in Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses (PESA) (Cm 7630). Comparative data on spending for the benefit of each country and region of the UK are also published in PESA, including a breakdown of this spending by function.