§ Rev. Ian Paisley
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, further to the written reply published in the Official Report on 2 March on the European agricultural guidance and guarantee fund, whether the figure given covers receipts in respect of intervention arrangements; and whether the receipts in respect of the public sector are in fact cash additions to the Northern Ireland economy in that they are paid as additional money over and above central government contributions.
§ Mr. Adam Butler
[pursuant to his reply, 30 March 1981, c. 20]: The figures I gave the hon. Gentleman on 2 March were, as requested, for receipts from the European agricultural guidance and guarantee fund guidance section. Payments from the guidance section to the public sector are in addition to Government contributions.—[Vol. 1000, c. 19–20.]