HC Deb 14 February 1979 vol 962 cc580-1W
Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total expenditure or estimated expenditure by those services which might be devolved under the terms of the Scotland Act 1978 for each year from 1960 to 1978; what estimated provision has been made in future block grants to the possible Scottish Assembly for each of the next five years; and what percentage increase in real terms the latter provision represents in relation to previous expenditure.

Mr. Millan

Assessment of public expenditure on services to be devolved in Scotland are given in table 4.5.1 of "The Government's Expenditure Plans 1979–80 to 1982–83 "—Cmnd. 7439. The figures in the table are at constant 1978 survey prices and cover the years 1973–74 to 1982–83; figures for earlier years are not available.

Estimates cannot be made of future amounts which would be determined by the Secretary of State after a consultation with the Scottish Executive.

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