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Public Expenditure

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 16 March 2010

21. To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Prime Minister and (b) other ministerial colleagues on the mechanism to determine the level of public expenditure in the next three years. (322206)

The Chancellor, discusses public expenditure with the Prime Minister on a regular basis.

The level of public expenditure beyond 2010-11 will be set out as part of the next spending review.

The Chancellor continues to make clear that the current level of global uncertainty means that it would be risky to undertake a spending review at this time. The timing of the next spending review will be announced in due course.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much and what proportion of expenditure from the public purse in 2008-09 was spent in each constituent part of the UK. (322253)

[holding answer 15 March 2010]: Table 9.1 of the annual Public Expenditure and Statistical Analyses (PESA), published by the Treasury in June 2009, sets out the total identifiable expenditure on services by country and region for 2008-09:

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/pesa09_chapter9.pdf

(Cm7630).

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of (a) tax revenue and (b) other monies collected by his Department in 2008-09 came from (i) Wales, (ii) Scotland, (iii) Northern Ireland and (iv) England. (322254)

[holding answer 15 March 2010]: Figures on total tax revenue and other monies disaggregated by country are not available. Information on tax receipts at a UK level is given in table B10 of the pre-Budget report 2009:

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/d/pbr09_annexb.pdf

(Cm 7747)