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Public Expenditure: Scotland

Question for Scotland Office

UIN 908173, tabled on 10 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what the potential effect of the Autumn Statement 2016 will be on the budget of the Scottish Government.

Answered on

18 January 2017

The Government’s decision to invest in infrastructure at Autumn Statement 2016 will see the Scottish Government’s capital budget increase by over £800 million in the years through to 2021. This equates to a rise of almost 25% in real terms relative to 2015/16 levels. The Scottish Government will be able to use this significant increase in capital funding to take its own decisions to boost productivity and growth in Scotland.

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Scotland Office
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