HL Deb 27 July 1998 vol 592 c168WA
Lord Dean of Beswick

asked Her Majesty's Government:

In the light of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's statement on 14 July and the new spending plans set out in Modern Public Services for Britain—Investing in Reform (Cm 4011), what is:

  1. (a) the breakdown of those spending plans between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; and
  2. (b) the per capita expenditure arising from those plans and the increase in expenditure per capita which the plans represent, also broken down by country.

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

The Comprehensive Spending Review set out departmental expenditure limits and current and capital budgets for each department for the three years to 2001–02. The allocation of spending inside these budgets is the responsibility of each individual department and its ministers. Within these budgets there are no fixed allocations of spending between England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland other than that spending allocated to those departments. It is therefore not possible to provide a breakdown of the new spending plans by country.