§ LORD CLIFFORD OF CHUDLEIGH
asked Her Majesty's Government:
On the basis of their Answers of November 18, 1970, and January 18, 1972:
- (1) What increases in the gross amounts mentioned in the Answers to those Questions the United Kingdom Treasury has made in the last year in Northern Ireland;
- (2) What further increases are proposed.
THE LORD PRIVY SEAL (EARL JELLICOE)
In 1972–73 expenditure from the Northern Ireland Exchequer is estimated to be £495 million. Of this, £276 million is expected to be met by a payment to the Northern Ireland Exchequer in respect of taxes paid by the inhabitants of Northern Ireland but collected by United Kingdom revenue departments (Reserved Tax Revenue) and £85 million is expected to be raised directly by the Northern Ireland Government (Transferred Tax and Non-Tax Revenue).
The Northern Ireland (Financial Provisions) Act 1972 provides for the Northern Ireland Exchequer to receive a grant-in-aid. In 1972–73 this is likely to be of the order of £60 million. The following payments are made in Northern Ireland to help maintain parity of services with the rest of the United Kingdom: 1266WA
The other grant and subsidy payments received by Northern Ireland farmers from the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food are estimated at about £26 million in 1972–73. Twenty-eight million pounds is expected to be paid from the Great Britain National Insurance Fund to that of Northern Ireland and £100 million borrowed by the Northern Ireland Government from the National Loans Fund.
£ million Payments under the Health Service Agreement … … … 25 Social Services Payments (under the Finance Act 1971) … … 42 Payment under the Finance Act 1967: Additional Selective Employment Premiums … 11 Agricultural Remoteness Grant … 2