Public Expenditure: Scotland

Treasury written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of Iain McKenzie Iain McKenzie Labour, Inverclyde

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions his Department has had with the Scottish Government on shovel-ready projects financed by the additional £395 million provided in the last autumn statement.

Photo of Danny Alexander Danny Alexander The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

As a result of policy decisions taken by the UK Government, the Scottish Government has received £1.6 billion of additional capital funding over the course of the current spending review, including £394 million as a result of autumn statement 2012.

It is for the Scottish Government to determine its own priorities for this spending.

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