HL Deb 08 June 1998 vol 590 c69WA
Lord Selkirk of Douglas

asked Her Majesty's Government:

For every £100 spent by the Government on each person resident in England, how much was spent on each person resident in Scotland for each of the years from 1979 to date on each of the following heads: the National Health Service, social work, education, arts, sport, housing, local government, rate support grant, planning, the countryside, trunk roads, agricultural support, tourism, the police and fire services, and courts and administration of the criminal and civil law. [HL1994]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Scottish Office (Lord Sewel)

The information requested cannot be provided without incurring a disproportionate cost. Similar information to that requested is already available in past and presentPublic Expenditure Statistical Analyses, the most recent version published in April 1998 (Cm 3901). Table 7.2 shows an index of identifiable general government expenditure per head in Scotland, where the UK equals 100, by broad programme category. Further information on sub-programme spending is available in the departmental reports of the Scottish Office and the relevant Whitehall department.