§ 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.85WA
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