§ 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.