Regional Assistance:Written question - 241454

(Motherwell and Wishaw)
Asked on: 05 April 2019
Regional Assistance
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 3 April 2019 to Question 238660, how much regional aid spending in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) Northern Ireland and (d) England was not subject to the Barnett formula for each year since 2009.
Answered by: Elizabeth Truss
Answered on: 12 April 2019

Pursuant to my answer of [10 April 2018] to Question 241453, the Barnett formula is applied to all changes in the budgets of UK Government departments rather than to specific areas of spending. It is not therefore possible to say how much funding the devolved administrations received in relation to departmental spending on regional aid in England.

In addition, Barnett consequentials do not arise from any spending in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland where there is no change to UK Government departmental spending.

EU funding for regional aid expenditure does not attract Barnett consequentials as there are separate arrangements for allocating these funds between departments and the devolved administrations.

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