HL Deb 16 June 1998 vol 590 c124WA
Lord Selkirk of Douglas

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the rate of public funds expenditure per head spent on each resident of (a) England (b) Scotland for each year since 1979, expressed in (a) cash terms and (b) as a percentage of total public expenditure. [HL2126]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

I would refer the noble Lord to the Answer I gave to his question of 6 April, which referred him toPublic Expenditure: Statistical Analyses 1998–99 (Cm 3901). As well as figures for aggregate identifiable general government expenditure by country, to which my previous Answer referred, the same publication also includes—in Tables 7.2A to 7.6B—a breakdown of identifiable expenditure by country from 1992–93 to 1996–97 into 11 functional categories, presented in both cash and per capita terms together with their respective indices. Data back to 1984–85 can be obtained from the earlier publications referred to in my previous Answer.