HC Deb 20 July 1977 vol 935 cc615-6W
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 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
Wages £2,286 £2,803
Feeding stuffs £1,623 £2,211
Overheads and Miscellaneous £12,675 £6,358
Total £16,584 £11,372
*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.