HC Deb 31 March 1993 vol 222 cc306-7W
22. Mr. David Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the average level of public expenditure per head in Scotland.

Mr. Lang

The level of identifiable general Government expenditure per head in Scotland in 1991–92 was £3,506. Identifiable public expenditure comprises expenditure identified as being of direct benefit to Scottish inhabitants. Other expenditure, principally on defence, is of equal benefit to all the inhabitants of the United Kingdom. That amounted to £716 per head across the United Kingdom in 1991–92.