§ Mr. Tony Lloyd
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he makes of (a) the share of public spending going to the north-west region, (b) the per capita share of public spending going to the north-west region, and (c) the per capita share of public spending for the nation as a whole.138W
§ Mr. MacGregor
[pursuant to his reply, 8 December 1986]: Apart from expenditure which is the responsibility of the territorial departments, most public expenditure is planned on a national basis and it is not possible to identify separately expenditure in the English regions. Per capita public spending for the United Kingdom in 1985–86 was £2,359.