HC Deb 19 November 1998 vol 319 c874W
Mr. Swayne

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement about the methodology employed by officials in calculating the figures which he has released indicating an excess of Government spending over revenue raised in Scotland. [60669]

Mr. Dewar

The methodology, which is unchanged from previous years, is described in Appendices A and B of the "Government Expenditure and Revenue in Scotland 1996–1997" report.

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