HC Deb 23 March 1971 vol 814 cc87-8W
Mr. Chichester-Clark

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer how far the expenditure of the Northern Ireland Government is met from the proceeds of taxation on the inhabitants of Northern Ireland, and how far this has to be supplemented.

Mr. Patrick Jenkin

The Northern Ireland budget estimated expenditure from the Northern Ireland Exchequer at £372 million in 1970–71. Of this, £340 million was estimated to be met by revenue raised by the Northern Ireland Government or out of the Residuary Share of reserved taxes attributed to Northern Ireland by the Joint Exchequer Board. The remainder was to be covered by payments under the Social Services Agreement, the Agriculture Act, 1957, and the Finance Act, 1967 from the Consolidated Fund of the United Kingdom.