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Scotland’s Future

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 18th September 2013.

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Photo of Malcolm Chisholm Malcolm Chisholm Labour

Once again, the cabinet secretary quotes figures selectively, and she has not answered my more substantive point, which was that in only six of the past 22 years has Scottish revenue as a percentage of UK revenue been above Scottish expenditure as a percentage of UK expenditure. She is not taking account of Scottish expenditure when she quotes figures on tax.