HL Deb 06 April 1998 vol 588 cc73-4WA
Lord Selkirk of Douglas

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What was, for each of the years between 1978–79 and 1997–98 inclusive, per capita identifiable general government expenditure for (a) Scotland; (b) Wales; and (c) England. [HL1250]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

Figures for per capita identifiable general government expenditure for the benefit of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland from 1992–93 to 1996–97 are presented in table 7.1 ofPublic Expenditure: Statistical Analyses 1998–99 (Cm 3901), which was published on 3 April. Statistics for general government expenditure for years back to 1985–86 are available in prior publications of the same name. Figures for 1984–85 were published in The Government's Expenditure Plans 1990–91 to 1992–93 (Cm 1021). For years before 1984–85 analyses of expenditure by country were conducted on different definitions to those presently used. Treatment of expenditure between successive publications may of course differ due to changes in the manner of data collection. Information is only collected for outturn years, and thus figures for 1997–98 are not yet available.