HC Deb 28 May 1976 vol 912 c418W
Mr. Peter Morrison

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the total amount of Government handouts which Scotland receives expressed in £ sterling on an annual per capita basis.

Mr. Joel Barnett

Scotland does not receive Government handouts. The people of Scotland pay tax and receive benefits according to need in the form of services, grants and subsidies on the same basis as other parts of the United Kingdom.