HC Deb 22 April 1975 vol 890 c286W
Mr. Wm. Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the amount of money collected under the Payments for Debt (Costs of Collection) Order (Northern Ireland) 1974; whether the amount collected covered the costs of the collection of debts involved during the period in which the order was in force; and how the costs of collection were met before the order came into force and after it was revoked.

Mr. Concannon

Approximately £13,000. This amount did not cover the costs of collection during the period. Costs of collection were and are being defrayed from public funds as administrative expenses.