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House of Commons Hansard
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Departmental Running Costs
06 January 2016
Volume 604
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9. What the administrative cost of running his Department was in 2010; and what he expects that cost to be in 2020. [902851]

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The administrative cost of running the Scotland Office and Office of the Advocate General for Scotland in the financial year 2010-11 was £7.688 million. The administrative provision for both offices in 2019-20, agreed at the recent spending review, is £9.240 million.

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Will the Secretary of State confirm to the House what percentage of his Department’s administrative costs is met by Scottish taxpayers?

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My hon. Friend knows that the funding arrangements within the United Kingdom do not work on that basis. He also knows that this Government are committed to retaining the Barnett formula, which delivers a fair allocation of funding to Scotland.