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Capital Investment

Question for Treasury

UIN 214523, tabled on 30 January 2019

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2019 to Question 210499 on Capital Investment, with reference to capital projects part funded by central government in (a) Northern Ireland, (b) Wales and (c) Scotland in (i) 2017, (ii) 2018 and (iii) 2019, how much and what proportion of the total funding for such projects was from central government.

Answered on

6 February 2019

As previously set out, HM Treasury and IPA do not centrally hold a complete set of funding allocations and cost data for individual capital projects, whether funded by central government or by the Devolved Administrations, or jointly. By the same token, HM Treasury and IPA do not have data on what proportion of funding for projects in the Devolved Administrations comes from central government and DAs’ own capital budgets. However, HM Treasury and IPA do publish aggregate capital spending allocations for departments and the Devolved Administrations, as well as more granular detail on infrastructure investment, for example in the recent Interim Response to the National Infrastructure Assessment at Budget 2018 and the National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline in November 2018.

Aggregate capital spending allocations to departments and the Devolved Administrations in past years are published in Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses 2018 (p.26). Further regional breakdowns of capital spending by economic category, including for the Devolved Administrations, are published in Chapter 9 of the same document.

Aggregate capital spending allocations for future years to 2020-21 are published in the Budget 2018 document (p.23). The Government will set capital budgets beyond 2020-21 at the Spending Review. The Government will also publish further, more detailed information on infrastructure in the full response to the National Infrastructure Assessment later this year.

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