§ Mr. Proctor
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what has been the total cost of administration of his Department expressed in constant prices in each of the last rive years.
§ Dr. Boyson
Figures are only available on a consistent basis from 1981–82. The figures given below are expressed in real terms at 1983–84 prices and cover both the Northern Ireland Office and Northern Ireland Departments:
£ million 1981–82 350.4 1982–83 349.7 1983–84 360.0