§ 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. 
§ 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.