HC Deb 20 January 1981 vol 997 cc151-2W
Mr. Wm. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the expected level of public expenditure per head in Northern Ireland; how much it is per head for the cities of Belfast and Londonderry, respectively, for the current financial year; and what were the figures for each of the last two years.

Mr. Alison

Northern Ireland public expenditure per capita for 1978–79 and 1979–80 was £1,380 and £1,590 respectively—at outturn prices. Per capita spending in 1980–81 is expected to be about 1,750—at forecast outturn prices.

The information on public expenditure per capita to Belfast and Londonderry is not available and could not be obtained without disproportionate cost.