HC Deb 19 December 1975 vol 902 c832W
Mr. Robert Hughes

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in the Official Report the total investment expenditure made available from public funds in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales in the last 10 years at constant prices; and what proportion this represents of total investment in those areas, and separately the same figures for each of the economic planning regions of the United Kingdom.

Mr. Joel Barnett

The following table shows identifiable public sector investment expenditure at current prices in each country of the United Kingdom for 1973–74 and 1974–75. Similar information is not available for earlier years, but figures for Scotland from 1967–68 are shown in the Scottish Abstract of Statistics No. 4. 1974 table 150. Estimates are not available at constant prices or for economic planning regions.

Identifiable public expenditure on investment
£ million, current prices
1973–74 1974–75†
England 4,711 5,678
Scotland 653* 867
Wales 276 327
Northern Ireland 165 208
* Revised.
† Provisional.

Figures are not available on which to base estimates of the proportion of public sector tp total investment in individual countries.

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