HL Deb 07 November 1972 vol 336 c336WA

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What has been the cost per day of direct rule in Northern Ireland; and, respectively, the amounts related to the military presence, compensation for damages, social services, and civil administration.


The only expenditure which is readily attributable to direct rule is that for the establishment and functioning of the Northern Ireland Office. The cost of staff in London and Belfast, including salaries, subsistence and air passages, from April 1 to September 30, 1972, has been about £1,350 per day.

The cost of military operations and the expenditure programmes of the civil administration, including social services and compensation for damages, is not principally or necessarily related to direct rule.

House adjourned at six minutes past eight o'clock.