§ Mr. William Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the income and expenditure for the areas referred to in his answer to the hon. Member for Londonderry in Written Question No. 69 on 27th June; what it was for the whole of Northern Ireland in 1975–76 and 1976–77, showing the income from the letting of shooting rights and from shooting parties and individuals on Department of Agriculture land, the 616W total expenditure for the projects, broken down into the expenditure on wages or salaries, and other matters, and indicating if possible whether any other members of the public benefited.
§ Mr. Dunn,
pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 13th July 1977; Vol. 935, c. 197], gave the following reply
The income and expenditure on game management by the Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland (through its Forest Services) for 1975–76 and 1976–77 was as follows:
(a) In the areas corresponding approximately to Police Divisions N, O and P:
INCOME 1975–76 1976–77 Leases £544 £834 Season Permits £104 £117 Day Permits — £228 Total £648 £1,279 EXPENDITURE* 1975–76 1976–77 Wages £8,776 £2,080 Overheads (estimated)and Miscellaneous £3,931 £2,784 Total £12,707† £4,864 (b) In Northern Ireland as a whole INCOME 1975–76 1976–77 Leases £1,419 £3,533 Season Permits £480 £546 Day Permits £1,825 £6,177 Sale of Birds and Stock Changes £6,723 £2,996 Total £10,447 £13,252 EXPENDITURE‡ Wages £2,286 £2,803 Feeding stuffs £1,623 £2,211 Overheads and Miscellaneous £12,675 £6,358 Total £16,584 £11,372 NOTES: *This expenditure includes expenditure on the improvement of the habitat for game carried out under the Rural Improvement Campaign. †This total corrects the figure of £17,000 given in the answer to the hon. Member for Londonderry on 27th June.—[Vol. 934, c. 95.] ‡This expenditure does not include expenditure on RIC schemes which, insofar as they related to game management, were of a nonessential nature and cost about £13,000 in 1975–76 and £10,000 in 1976–77.