§ Mr. Dewar
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish in the Official Report an analysis by economic category of relevant expenditure for the rate support grant over the period 1975–76 to 1981–82 at November 1980 prices, distinguishing (a) wages and salaries, (b) associated employment costs, (c) expenditure on goods and services, (d) loan charges and (e) subsidies and grants.
§ Mr. Younger
I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave on 19 February to his question about expenditure for 1981–82—[Vol. 999, c. 217.] A similar breakdown of expenditure for earlier years is not available at the price base requested, but the total figures of relevant expenditure assumed for rate support grant purposes, at November 1980 prices, are as follows:
Relevant expenditure (excluding loan charges) at November 1980 prices £ million 1975–76 1,965 1976–77 2,055 1977–78 2,067 1978–79 2,086 1979–80 2,149 1980–81 2,110 1981–82 2,053