Departmental Spending

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 1st November 2001.

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Photo of Ms Annabelle Ewing Ms Annabelle Ewing Scottish National Party, Perth

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total amount of spending by his Department was in each nation and region of the UK, in the last year for which figures are available; what proportion of his Department's total spending this constitutes; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Nick Brown Nick Brown Minister (Department for Work and Pensions) (Work)

The information is in the tables:

Benefit expenditure for 1999–2000 by country
Benefit expenditure (£ million) Proportion of GB total (Percentage)
Great Britain 98,241
England 83,081 85
Scotland 8,689 9
Wales 6,470 7
Benefit expenditure for 1999–2000 by English Government office region
Benefit expenditure (£ million) Proportion of GB total (Percentage)
North East 5,145 5
North West 12,973 13
Yorkshire and Humberside 8,809 9
East Midlands 6,805 7
West Midlands 9,165 9
Benefit expenditure for 1999–2000 by Government office region
Benefit expenditure (£ million) Proportion of GB total (Percentage)
South West 8,445 9
Eastern 8,314 8
London 11,509 12
South East 11,916 12

Notes:

1. Figures are consistent with Departmental Report 2001, but do not include some overseas expenditure and War Pensions Northern Ireland.

2. Figures may not sum due to rounding.

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