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Public Expenditure

House of Lords written question – answered on 13th October 2014.

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Photo of Lord Barnett Lord Barnett Labour

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, according to the latest figures, what is the difference between the average public expenditure per head in Scotland and in England; and whether that figure has increased since the Select Committee on the Barnett Formula published its report in 2009.

Photo of Lord Deighton Lord Deighton The Commercial Secretary to the Treasury

Data on public expenditure per head in Scotland and England since 2008-09 can be found in the following table.

Table 9.2 Total identifiable expenditure on services by country and region, per head 2008-09 to 2012-13
£ per head Index (UK identifiable expenditure = 100)
National Statistics National Statistics
2008-09 outturn 2009-10 outturn 2010-11 outturn 2011-12 outturn 2012-13 outturn 2008-09 outturn 2009-10 outturn 2010-11 outturn 2011-12 outturn 2012-13 outturn
North East 8,930 9,547 9,583 9,189 9,419 110 110 110 106 107
North West 8,551 9,122 9,171 9,003 9,252 105 105 105 104 105
Yorkshire and the Humber 7,889 8,470 8,490 8,467 8,610 97 97 97 98 98
East Midlands 7,385 7,964 7,970 7,937 8,118 91 91 91 92 92
West Midlands 7,972 8,446 8,437 8,356 8,498 98 97 97 97 97
East 7,116 7,808 7,830 7,689 7,865 87 90 90 89 89
London 9,097 9,876 9,809 9,439 9,435 112 113 112 109 107
South East 7,070 7,514 7,554 7,440 7,638 87 86 86 86 87
South West 7,413 7,956 7,956 8,013 8,219 91 91 91 93 94
England 7,911 8,498 8,508 8,368 8,529 97 97 97 97 97
Scotland 9,332 9,841 9,868 9,941 10,152 115 113 113 115 116
Wales 8,955 9,504 9,612 9,710 9,709 110 109 110 113 110
Northern Ireland 9,996 10,506 10,572 10,665 10,876 123 121 121 124 124
UK identifiable expenditure 8,142 8,718 8,735 8,631 8,788 100 100 100 100 100

The information can be found in Table 9.2 in the Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2014 document[1].

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/public-expenditure-statistical-analyses-2014

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