§ Mr. Morley
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the amount of standard spending assessment per person for each of the new unitary authorities. 
§ Mr. Kynoch
Standard spending assessments do not apply to Scotland. The equivalent figures are for Government-supported expenditure for which the information requested is as follows:
1 2 3GSE per person Aberdeen City 1,078 Aberdeenshire 1,063 Angus 1,057 Argyll and Bute 1,397 Scottish Borders 1,223 Clackmannanshire 1,121 West Dunbartonshire 1,344 Dumfries and Galloway 1,207 Dundee City 1,281 East Ayrshire 1,150 East Dunbartonshire 1,043 East Lothian 1,100 East Renfrewshire 1,026 City of Edinburgh 1,105 Falkirk 1,076 Fife 1,112 City of Glasgow 1,489 Highland 1,349 Inverclyde 1,292 Midlothian 1,146 Moray 1,146 North Ayrshire 1,156 North Lanarkshire 1,166 Perth and Kinross 1,066 Renfrewshire 1,164 South Ayrshire 1,123 South Lanarkshire 1,143 Stirling 1,214 West Lothian 1,151 1 Population estimates for mid-1994 supplied by Registrar General for Scotland. 2 GSE comprises grant-aided expenditure, plus allowances for: loan and leasing charges; expenditure on council tax benefit and housing benefit net of DSS subsidy; and, where applicable, expenditure on urban programme net of specific grant. 3 The Islands Councils of Orkney, Shetland and Western Isles were unitary authorities prior to 1 April 1996.