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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-22877: Jamie Greene (West Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 30 April 2019

To ask the Scottish Government how much is spent per person on (a) health, (b) education, (c) transport, (d) policing, public order and safety and (e) housing and community amenities in (i) North Ayrshire, (ii) Inverclyde and (iii) Scotland.

Answered by: Derek Mackay 10 May 2019

Figures for Scotland as a whole are available from HM Treasury’s ‘Country and Regional Analysis: 2018’. Identifiable public expenditure per person in 2017-18 on (a) health and social care, (b) education and training, (c) transport, (d) public order and safety (including policing) and (e) housing and community amenities in Scotland was as follows.

Spend per person on (a) health, (b) education, (c) transport, (d) public order and safety (including policing) and (e) housing and community amenities (£ per person, 2017-18)

 

Scotland

Health and social care

£2,353

Education and training

£1,548

Transport

£667

Public order and safety (including policing)

£497

Housing and community amenities

£365

Source: HM Treasury, Country and Regional Analysis (CRA), 2017-18

Equivalent figures for Scottish local authority areas are not available.

Final, audited figures on local authority expenditure by service is available in the Scottish Local Government Finance Statistics publication, available at https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/Browse/Local-Government-Finance/PubScottishLGFStats . It should be noted that these figures only relate to the expenditure by each local authority and exclude any expenditure on these services by central government.