§ 37. Sir F. WISE
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the cost of the residency for the Governor of Northern Ireland?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the TREASURY (Mr. Ronald McNeill)
The cost of the residency for the Governor of Northern Ireland, including adaptations and furniture, is approximately £58,000.
§ Sir F. WISE
Will the right hon. Gentleman say whether this is paid for by Northern Ireland or by the taxpayers of Great Britain?
§ Mr. McNEILL
There is an arrangement by which the cost of upkeep is borne by the Government of Northern Ireland.
§ Miss WILKINSON
Does the reply given to the hon. Member for Ilford mean that the whole of the £58,000 for furniture and alterations is, in fact, borne by the British taxpayer?