Philip Hammond has said that Scotland gets its fair share from Westminster despite criticism from the SNP

It came following an exchange with Kirsty Blackman who criticised the government for their austerity measures and said that Scotland was missing out.  

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According to the Aberdeen North MP, Scotland's resource block grant for 2020 was almost 2bn lower in real terms than it was in 2010, a result of the Conservative "obsession" with austerity. 

The Scottish MP also called criticised the introduction of Universal Credit saying that "Scotland has been badly served by consecutive Westminster governments" and that people in the UK had suffered from "a decade worth of austerity."

The SNP economy spokesperson also called for the Westminster government to ease visa constraints and tackle the benefits freeze. She expressed concern about productivity growth, money promised to the DUP and financial sector assets being moved abroad. 

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Addressing the House, she outlined the impact that Brexit would have for small businesses and the economy saying Scotland "needs to take our lifeboat and get off this sinking Brexit ship" and called for the Scottish Government to be "treated as equals". 

The Chancellor, however, defended the UK Government's latest budget saying:  "Scotland gets its share of the increased spending of both capital and resource, but precious little thanks we ever hear from those benches in exchange for it."

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He also said that if the SNP were so concerned about a no-deal Brexit, then they should have backed Theresa May's Withdrawal Deal. 

Mr Hammond said he was concerned about assets being moved abroad but called for the SNP to see the bigger picture in the number of assets that stay in the UK. 

He also backed the introduction of Universal Credit saying that "Universal Credit delivers. People who are on Universal Credit are more likely to be in work that people who are trapped on legacy benefits." 

He also said that the money invested in the Universal Credit system had helped smooth the transition from legacy benefits.