Social Security (Scotland)

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 8th 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 was the level of spending on social security in Scotland in each of the last five years (a) in total and (b) as a percentage of the United Kingdom total, broken down to show spending on (i) benefit payments, (ii) Scotland's pro-rata share of United Kingdom administration costs and (iii) actual spending on central and local administration and the branch network for facilities in Scotland.

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

holding answer 2 November 2001

Information is not available in the format requested. However, analysis of social security expenditure by country, region and per head of population for the years 1995–96 to 1999–2000 is available in HM Treasury's publication "Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses (PESA) 2001–02", published in April 2001 under Command Number 5101.

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