§ Mr. HEALY
asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury what was the nominal Imperial contribution for Northern Ireland for the years 1923–24; what were the total sums paid to Northern Ireland in the same period by way of grants for special constabulary, unemployment relief and malicious injuries, respectively; and what was the net amount received by the Imperial Treasury in that period?262W
The amount of the Northern Ireland contribution to Imperial expenditure for the years 1922–23 and 1923–24 has not yet been finally fixed by the Joint Exchequer Board. Pending such final ascertainment, the amounts of £6,213,700 and £4,500,000, respectively, have been provisionally deducted from the Northern Ireland residuary share of reserved taxes in respect of those two years. The total sums paid to Northern Ireland in the same period by way of grants for special constabulary, unemployment relief and malicious injuries, respectively, have been as follow:—
1922–23 £ Special constabulary … 2,690,000 Unemployment relief … 56,665 Malicious injuries … 750,000 1923–24 £ Special constabulary … 1,352,534 Unemployment relief … 243,335 Malicious injuries … 1,250,000
The net difference between the amount of the provisional deductions mentioned above and the total amount of the grants-in-aid paid to Northern Ireland out of moneys provided by Parliament for the two years in question is £3,532,840.