HC Deb 26 January 1987 vol 109 cc17-8W
Mr. Gordon Brown

asked the Prime Minister if she will publish a table showing forecast spending at 1986 prices on regional selective assistance in England, Scotland and Wales and for each region of England for each year until 1989–90.

The Prime Minister

The provision for regional selective assistance expenditure in England, Scotland and Wales in the current year, and in future years as incorporated in the public expenditure White Paper, adjusted to 1986 prices1, is as follows:

£ million
1986–87 1987–88 1988–89 1989–90
England 88 118 133 113
Scotland 43 50 50 39
Wales 34 43 42 42
TOTAL 165 211 225 194

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

It is not possible to provide a breakdown by English region as estimates of regional assistance are produced only for England as a whole.

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