HL Deb 06 April 1998 vol 588 cc84-5WA
Lord Selkirk of Douglas

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What was the amount of money in (i) cash terms and (ii) 1997–98 prices allocated in 1978–79 to each area of expenditure within the Secretary of State's responsibility, namely: (a) agriculture, fisheries and food; (b) industry, enterprise and training; (c) roads and transport; (d) housing; (e) other environmental services; (f) law, order and protective services; (g) education; (h) arts and libraries; (i) health; (j) social work services; (k) other public services; (1) local authority capital expenditure; (m) provision to match receipts from European Social Fund and European Regional Development Fund; (n) central Government support to local authorities' non-capital expenditure; (o) nationalised industries financing limits. [HL1248]

Lord Sewel

The information requested is shown in the following table, using the areas of expenditure recognised at that time.

The figures are taken from Public Expenditure to 1985–86—A Commentary on the Scotland Programme. The programmes shown are not directly comparable with current programmes. There have been changes in the Secretary of State's responsibilities over the years, and local government expenditure was not separately identified at that time.

Expenditure within the Secretary of State's Responsibility, 1977–78
£ million cash £ million 1997–98
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food and Forestry 82 288
Industry, Energy, Trade and Employment 73 257
Other Services
Tourism 3 11
Transport 272 957
Housing 536 1,886
Other Environmental Services 334 1,175
Law, Order and Protective Services 172 605
Education, Science. Arts and Libraries 833 2,931
Health and Social Work 883 3,106
Other Public Services 46 162
Total Other Services 3,079 10,832
Total expenditure within the Secretary of State's responsibility 3,234 11,377