Date lodged: 30 April 2019
To ask the Scottish Government how much is spent per person on environmental protection in (a) North Ayrshire, (b) Inverclyde and (c) 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 environmental protection in Scotland was as follows.
Spend per person on environmental protection (£ per person, 2017-18)
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.