§ Mr. Maxton
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish indices of Welsh, Scottish and United Kingdom planned total spending, excluding privatisation receipts and the reserve, since 1978–79, with 1978–79 = 100.
§ Mr. Mellor
Indices for identifiable planning total expenditure—excluding privatisation proceeds—in Wales, Scotland and the United Kingdom for the years 1985–86 to 1989–90 are set out in the table. The figures for the United Kingdom are based on the part of the planning total—about three quarters—which could be allocated to individual territories. The data on which the indices are based reflect the planning total outturn at the time when the data were collected for the 1990 territorial analysis of expenditure. Corresponding data for 1984–85 on a consistent basis could he provided only at disproportionate cost. Data for other years are not available.
Wales Scotland United Kingdom 1985–86 100.0 100.0 100.0 1986–87 109.7 106.4 107.4 1987–88 117.6 112.7 113.7 1988–89 126.0 118.3 118.9 1989–90 133.4 127.5 127.6