§ Mr. Gordon Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is his estimate of RDG and RSA expenditure for 1986–87, 1987–88 and 1988–89 at(a) current prices and (b) constant prices for 1987.
§ Mr. Lang
Total net expenditure by the Scottish Office on RDG and RSA — as defined for the public expenditure White Paper in 1986–87 is £206 million, £212 million at estimated 1987 prices. Current net provision for 1987–88 is £120 million—£119 million at estimated 1987 prices. As regards later years, my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland will announce his plans for spending on programmes within his responsibility in December.