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)
Health and social care
Education and training
Public order and safety (including policing)
Housing and community amenities
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.