HC Deb 27 March 1996 vol 274 c644W
21. Ms Rachel Squire

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on local government expenditure. [21340]

Mr. Kynoch

Local government expenditure in Scotland has increased by almost 20 per cent. in real terms since 1985–86, and is 30 per cent. higher per head of population than in England.