HC Deb 11 June 2002 vol 386 c1186W
12. Mr. McFall

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans she has for increased public expenditure on economic development in Scotland. [57390]

Mrs. Liddell

The Government provided a substantial increase for public expenditure in Scotland in the 2002 Budget. Scotland will receive annual increases ranging from £224 million in 2003–04 to £3.2 billion in 2007–08. Economic development is a devolved matter and it is for the Scottish Executive and the Scottish Parliament to decide on the allocation of resources according to their own priorities for Scotland.

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