Public Expenditure

Treasury written question – answered on 7th March 2012.

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether all payments made to devolved Administrations as a result of the Chancellor's autumn statement resulted from the Barnett Formula; and what the (a) amount and (b) purpose of such payments was.

Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander The Chief Secretary to the Treasury 7th March 2012

The following Barnett consequentials were given to the devolved Administrations in the 2011 autumn statement of 29 November 2011, Hansard, columns 799-810:

£ million
  2012-13 2013-1 4 2014-15
Road Transport 11.9 80.2 124.4
Rail Infrastructure 1.6 1.6 6.4
Growth and Green 12.3 69.2 115.4
Education Capital 55.4 90.8 83.1
Housing 49.7 33.6 -2.7
Youth Contract 23.1 19.6 18.3
Early Years Childcare 13.6 38.5 73.0
Rail fares (increase by RPI+1% instead of RPI+3%) 16.6 17.2 21.6
Business Rates deferral 13.6 -7.2 -6.4
Business Rates: Holiday for small businesses 33.7 -0.8 0.0
Total 231.6 342.7 433.2

In addition, £50 million was made available to the Scottish Government to co-fund the upgrade of the Caledonian Sleeper service.

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