HC Deb 05 December 1983 vol 50 cc79-80W
Mr. William Ross

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what were the total allowances paid to councillors in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and how much this would represent on the regional rate in each such year.

Capacity Flow (August 1982)
Hourly Daily Maximum hourly Daily
Main street, Dungiven 1,400 336,000 *550 5,500
Dungiven bridge 1,700 408,000 *550 5,500
Linenhall street, Limavady 1,800 432,000 1,029 9,200

make their own way to the club. Details of the number of meals served in luncheon clubs or in day centres are not held centrally.

Mr. Chris Patten

Total allowances paid by district councils during 1980–81, 1981–82, and 1982–83 were £211,000, £201,000, and £256,000 respectively; these are the equivalent of 0.16, 0.15, and 0.18 of one penny in the pound on the average district rate or just over 0.04 per cent. of the total district rate.