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The Real Scope for Change: Appraising the extent to which the Parliament can suggest changes to programme expenditure

COMMISSIONED BY THE SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT INFORMATION CENTRE FOR THE FINANCE COMMITTEE
 
   
      

SP Paper 322

Session 1 (2001)

  TABLE OF CONTENTS
   
  Executive Summary
  Stage 1: Investigating the Feasibility of Creating a Mechanism to Gauge 10 Real Inflation Across Expenditure Programmes
   
  1. Introduction: The Research Framework
 
  2. Measures of UK Price Inflation
 

The GDP and National Accounts Deflators

 

The Final Expenditure Price Index (FEPI)

 

The UK and Scottish Health Sector Indices
 

  3. Public Sector Price Trends
 
  4. Analysis of Real Scottish Government Spending Trends
 

The Total Budget in Cash Terms

 

The Scottish Budget in Real Terms

 

Total Scottish Spending

 

Central Government Spending

 

Support for Local Government Current Expenditure

 

Local Government Capital Expenditure

 

Health Service Spending
 

  5. Interpreting the Real Price Trends
 
  6. Stage One: Discussion
  Stage 2: Assessing the Extent to which the Parliament can Suggest Changes to Programme Expenditure
 
  7. Stage 2: Introduction
 
  8. Background and Context
 

The Financial Framework
 

  9. Devolved Expenditure in Scotland
 

The New Budgetary Context

 

Expenditure Trends

 

Ring-Fenced Expenditure

 

Capital Expenditure

 

Demand-led Expenditures

 

Discretionary Expenditures

  Stage 2: Conclusions and Recommendations
 
 

Annex 1 Tables

 

Annex 2 Charts

 

References

 
   
 
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