Public Expenditure

HM Treasury written question – answered on 21st October 2015.

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Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Scottish National Party, Kilmarnock and Loudoun

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to principle 7 in paragraph 3.2 of his Department's publication, Funding the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly: Statement of Funding Policy, published in October 2010, which areas of self-financed expenditure of the Scottish Parliament are included in that principle.

Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Scottish National Party, Kilmarnock and Loudoun

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 2.25 of his Department's publication, Funding the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly: Statement of Funding Policy, published in October 2010, when he expects the statement of funding policy to be next updated.

Photo of Alan Brown Alan Brown Scottish National Party, Kilmarnock and Loudoun

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to principle 7 in paragraph 3.2 of his Department's publication, Funding the Scottish Parliament, National Assembly for Wales and Northern Ireland Assembly: Statement of Funding Policy, published in October 2010, whether he plans to include that principle in an updated statement of funding policy.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

Principle 3.2.7, as set out in the 2010 edition of the Statement of Funding Policy, encompassed business rates income and council tax revenues collected by Scottish local authorities.

The Statement of Funding Policy is reviewed and updated periodically. The devolved administrations have been informed that the Treasury expects to publish a revised version on 25th November to coincide with the Spending Review announcement.

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