§ Lord James Douglas-Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the total gross expenditure in Scotland on rate fund services for each year since 1970–71, including an estimate for 1978–79; and what is the total expenditure on wages and salaries expressed as a percentage of gross expenditure on rate fund services for each year.
§ Mr. Millan
Information about gross expenditure on rate fund services is not yet available for the years from 1975–76. Provisional and estimated figures relating to expenditure relevant for rate support grant were provided in reply to a previous 93W question by the hon. Member on 28 July 1978.—[Vol. 954, c. 747–748.] The following table shows expenditure on salaries and wages against total rate fund revenue expenditure for the years 1970–71 to 1974–75.
Year Gross rate fund revenue expenditure£ million Salaries and wages £ million Percentage of salaries and wages to gross expenditure 1970–71 579 242 41.8 1971–72 654 278 42.5 1972–73 766 331 43.2 1973–74 937 389 41.5 1974–75 1,254 536 42.7