§ Lord Blease
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will update the information about the United Kingdom subvention to Northern Ireland as stated in the Official Report of Monday 14th June 1982, Vol. 431, cols. 519 and 520.
The Minister of State, Northern Ireland Office (The Earl of Gowrie)
The revised figures for the subvention from the United Kingdom to Northern Ireland for 1981–82 and the provisional figures for 1982–83 are as follows:
£ million 1981–82 revised outturn £ million 1982–83 provisional outturn Grant in aid under the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 585 630 Expenditure by Northern Ireland Office 339 356 Expenditure by Northern Ireland Courts Service 9 10 Expenditure by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 35 58 Contribution from the Great Britain National Insurance Fund 96 123 Total subvention 1,064 1,177
The revised figures for the additional information listed in the previous Written Answer are as follows:—
£ million 1981–82 revised outturn £ million 1982–83 provisional outturn The extra cost of the Army's task in Northern Ireland 149 143 Northern Ireland departmental receipts from European Social Fund 25 35 Northern Ireland departmental receipts from European Regional Development Fund 16 18 Receipts from the guidance section of the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund 6 7 Refunds of VAT 18 18