HC Deb 24 July 1990 vol 177 cc125-6W
Mr. Dewar

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in theOfficial Report a table showing the expenditure by programme in England to which (a) Scottish block expenditure, and (b) Welsh block expenditure are held to be comparable for the purposes of the territorial allocation formula; and if he will place in the Library a document explaining the implications for the operation of this formula of the introduction of the new planning total.

Mr. Norman Lamont

The annual public expenditure White Paper shows the individual programme elements of both the Scottish block and the Welsh block—table 15.1 of Cm. 1015 and table 16.1 of Cm. 1016: housing and education. It is the corresponding English programmes which are held to be comparable. The introduction of the new planning total affects the programmes within the Scottish and Welsh blocks in the same way as it affects the corresponding English programmes.