HC Deb 20 January 1987 vol 108 cc466-7W
Mr. Gordon Brown

asked the Prime Minister if she will publish a table showing forecast spending, at 1986 prices, on regional development grants in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales in each year from now until 1989–90; and if she will publish the figures for spending on regional development grants, at 1986 prices, for each year from 1979–80 for England, Scotland and Wales.

The Prime Minister

[pursuant to her reply, 19 January 1987]: The future provision for expenditure on regional development grants incorporated in the Public Expenditure White Paper, adjusted to 1986 prices1, is as follows:

£ million
1987–88 1988–89 1989–90
England 93.3 82.8 89.3
Scotland 63.8 53.4 58.1
Wales 30.5 24.8 24.1
TOTAL 187.6 161.0 171.5


1Expenditure on a 1986 price basis for each year is calculated by applying the appropriate deflator to expenditure at current prices.

21986–87 data are provisional and for the first three quarters of the year only.