Monday, 5 November 2007

Andrew Davies' first ‘One Wales’ budget, ‘A bigger bang for the Welsh buck’

They really should sack the Communications Officer that came up with that headline.

Summary

The total Departmental Expenditure Limit for 2008-09 is £14 billion. This is split between Main Expenditure Groups (MEGs) as follows:

  • Health and Social Services - £5.7 billion;
  • Social Justice and Local Government - £4.2 billion;
  • Environment, Sustainability and Housing - £734 million;
  • Rural Affairs - £148 million;
  • Economy and Transport - £1.2 billion;
  • Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills - £1.8 billion;
  • Heritage - £155 million;
  • Central Administration - £329 million;
  • Other Ministerial Services - £10 million;
  • Central Match Funding - £30 million; and
  • Public Services and Performance - £59 million.

Full details can now be read here.

6 comments:

Welsh Buck 6 November 2007 at 22:28  

Well they've got my vote.

Glyn Davies 6 November 2007 at 22:45  

Oh deer - not enough doe for a really big bang.

Anonymous 7 November 2007 at 10:19  

Well it's easy to speak in hindsight but would it have been any better with the reindeer coalition?

Anonymous 7 November 2007 at 13:50  

I expect the rainbow coalition wouldn't have made a big song and dance about it

Miss Wagstaff 8 November 2007 at 11:36  

I guess all parties would have to put out their spin when announcing a budget. The One Wales Government did go a little over the top.

We shall have to wait and see what The Welsh Conservatives make of it over the coming months.

Miss Wagstaff 8 November 2007 at 11:39  

P.S. Thanks Glyn! You are my first politician comment - well, officially at least.

I get the impression that an awful lot of 'anons' are officially working for AMs.

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