§ Mr. Alfred Morris
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the total extra cost to his Department of its contributions to the International Year of Disabled People.
§ Mr. John Patten
The cost of the majority of projects undertaken by the Northern Ireland Office and Northern Ireland Departments as part of the International Year of Disabled People was met within normal expenditure for the disabled. In addition there were significant administrative costs especially staff time which cannot be readily identified. I would estimate that the additional cost, over and above normal expenditure, was approximately £50,000.