HC Deb 06 July 1983 vol 45 cc92-3W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a table showing the latest figures for expenditure in 1982–83 on public services of all categories including defence, incurred in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, respectively.

Mr. Peter Rees

Full figures for outturn on public expenditure in 1982–83 are not yet available. An analysis of public expenditure identified to each of the four countries of the United Kingdom is carried out each year and published in theOfficial Report. The most recent analysis covering the years 1977–78 to 1981–82 was given in reply to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Garscadden (Mr. Dewar) on 1 February 1983. Expenditure on defence, overseas aid and other overseas services is not attributed to countries; it is incurred on behalf of the United Kingdom as a whole.