§ Mr. Michael Forsyth
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the statutory powers under which he is authorised to make payments of any kind to non-Government bodies, including individuals, the total amount paid under each such statutory power in 1982–83 and the number of staff involved in making such payments.
§ Mr. Prior
[pursuant to the reply, 24 November 1983, c. 317]: The information as requested is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. However, the following information is available in respect of non-statutory bodies.
Statutory power Amount paid in 1982–83 £ Housing (NI) Order 1981 29,155,157 Housing and Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act (NI) 1946 120,854 Housing (NI) Order 1983 none Road Traffic (NI) Order 1981 85,095 Wild Birds Protection Acts (NI) 1931–68 27,652 The Amenity Lands Act (NI) 1966 61,208 Social Need (Grants) Act (NI) 1970 none Recreation and Youth Service (NI) Order 1973 1,122,873 Recreation and Youth Service (NI) Order 1973 as amended by the Recreation (NI) Order 1975 827,589 Community Relations (Amendment) (NI) Order 1975 152,072 Education and Libraries (NI) Order 1972 and the Education and Library Services, etc., Grants Regulations (NI) 1973 3,310,698 Agriculture Act (NI) 1949 205,902 Seed Potato (Improvement) Scheme (NI) 1982 133,000 Health and Personal Social Services (NI) Order 1972 1,439,700 Children and Young Persons Act (NI) 1968 315,559 Employment and Training Act (NI) 1950 15,772,013 Health and Safety at Work (NI) Order 1978 4,322 Industrial Relations (NI) Order 1976 35,000 Disabled Persons (Employment) Act (NI) 1945 390,900 Industrial Development (NI) Order 1982 50,405 Appropriation (NI) Order 1982 and the Appropriation (No. 2) (NI) Order 1982 907,482 Children and Young Persons Act (NI) 1968 and the Probation Act (NI) 1950 298,007