Public Expenditure

Scotland written question – answered on 12th June 2012.

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Photo of Jeremy Lefroy Jeremy Lefroy Conservative, Stafford

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a statement of his Department’s expenditure in each of the last 36 months; and what steps he is taking to avoid an annual underspend.

Photo of David Mundell David Mundell The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland

The Scotland Office out-turn for the last 36 months is shown in the following table.

  £ million
2009-10 4.690
2010-11 4.854
2011-12(1) 4.430
(1) Unaudited figure.

The Scotland Office keeps expenditure under constant review to ensure that the most efficient use is made of public resources.

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