§ 10. Mr. Campbell-Savours
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what are the principal reasons that led Her Majesty's Government to decide on the level of allocation of moneys to Northern Ireland which do not apply to the rest of the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. John Patten
The public expenditure allocation for Northern Ireland is decided as part of the annual public expenditure survey. The allocation is a positive response to Northern Ireland's special needs, which are a unique combination of social and economic disadvantages coupled with a necessarily high expenditure on law and order.