HC Deb 18 December 1995 vol 268 c898W
Mr Harry Greenway

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what has been the per capita cost of public expenditure in Northern Ireland in each of the past five years; what the Great Britain figure is; and if he will make a statement. [3229]

Sir John Wheeler

[holding answer 7 December 1995]: The latest figures for identifiable general Government expenditure per head for Northern Ireland and Great Britain are as follows:

£ per head
Northern Ireland Great Britain
1989–90 3,760 2,440
1990–91 3,870 2,680
1991–92 4,220 3,050
1992–93 4/510 3,350
1993–94 4,780 3,550


Figures are rounded to the nearest £10.

The higher per capita spending in Northern Ireland reflects the Province's relatively higher needs.