HL Deb 18 November 1987 vol 490 c282WA
Lord Sefton of Garston

asked Her Majesty's Government:

For each year between 1983 and 1986, what proportion of government spending, excluding benefits paid to individuals and spending on the National Health Service, was made south of a line drawn between the Wash and Bristol.

Lord Young of Graffham

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 allocated to a particular area.