HL Deb 22 November 2001 vol 628 cc153-4WA
The Duke of Montrose

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the comments by Lord McIntosh of Haringey about European funding during the debate on the Barnett formula on 7 November (HL Deb, cols. 258–63):

  1. (a) whether they will provide the expenditure figures included in this regard for each of the United Kingdom regions for the last three years; and
  2. (b) whether, in calculating the figures for each region, any sum has to be added to reflect the cost of administering the various European schemes by the British Government; and, if so, what is that cost. [HL1325]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey

This information is not readily available. However, Table 14d in the2001 Departmental Report of the Chancellor of the Exchequer's Departments (Cm 5116) contains information on receipts from the EC budget by department, including the Scottish Office and Welsh Office, and fund, for the period from 1995–96 to 2003–04. The cost of administering the various European schemes by the Government is not identified separately but is contained within departments' administration cost limits.