§ Mr. John Browne
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much subvention was received by the Northern Ireland Consolidated Fund during the last five financial years; and if he will include in this figure any additional relevant sums such as agricultural subsidies, payments from the Great Britain national insurance fund to the Northern Ireland national insurance fund and any expenditure borne on United Kingdom Votes.
§ Mr. John Patten
The information is as follows:
£ million 1976–77 620 1977–78 *688 1978–79 848 1979–80 944 1980–81 1,090 *Excludes a once-for-all payment of £250 million to write off debt of the Northern Ireland Electricity Service.