Public Expenditure: North East

Treasury written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Stephen Hepburn Stephen Hepburn Labour, Jarrow

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, if he will publish what information his Department holds on overall public spending per capita in (a) Jarrow Constituency (b) South Tyneside and (c) Tyne and Wear and (d) the North East since 2010.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

With regard to parts (a), (b) and (c) of the question, the government does not hold information on overall expenditure within these constituencies. However, per capita expenditure for the North East is shown in the table below as sourced from the Public Expenditure Statistical Analysis (PESA) command paper.

Total identifiable expenditure on services in the North East, per head 2010-11 to 2016-17

Financial year

£ per head

2010-11

9330

2011-12

9245

2012-13

9284

2013-14

9377

2014-15

9451

2015-16

9585

2016-17

9680

Source 2010-11: PESA 2016

Source 2011-12: PESA 2017

Source 2012-13 to 2016-17: PESA 2018

A link to the latest edition of PESA is provided below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/public-expenditure-statistical-analyses-2018

Table 9.2 will be of interest as it shows total identifiable expenditure on services by country and region, per head between 2012-13 and 2016-17.

Table 9.2 data for earlier years can be found in past editions of PESA. For example data back to 2011-12 is available in the 2017 edition of PESA, whilst data for 2010-11 is available in the 2016 edition. A link to a webpage collecting past and present editions of PESA is provided below:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/public-expenditure-statistical-analyses-pesa

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