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Is it fair that Scots receive £1,600 more than people in England per head in state spending?

Scots receive more than £1,600 in state spending per head than people in England, Treasury figures have revealed.

Backbench Tory MPs criticised the discrepancy, which has grown in recent years.

The Treasury’s annual Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses details how in 2010/11 projected average UK government spending per person was £8,588 in England, but £10,212 in Scotland.

Spending was also higher in Wales (£9,829) and Northern Ireland (£10,706).

Today we ask, Is it fair that Scots receive £1,600 more than people in England per head in state spending?