§ 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 20th June 1984 (col. 427).
§ The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office (Lord Lyell)
The revised figures for the subvention from the United Kingdom to Northern Ireland for 1983–84 and the provisional figures for 1984–85 are as follows:
£ million 1983–85 revised outturn £ million 1984–85 provisional outturn Grant in aid under the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 775 905 Expenditure by Northern Ireland Office 372 400 Expenditure by Northern Ireland Courts Service 12 11 Expenditure by Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Food 69 80 Contribution from the Great Britain National Insurance Fund 77 95 Total Subvention 1,305 1,491
The revised figures for the additional information listed in the previous Written Answer are as follows:
£ million 1983–84 revised outturn £ million 1984–85 provisional outturn The extra cost of the Army's task in Northern Ireland 141 121 Northern Ireland Departmental Receipts from European Social Fund 38 38 Northern Ireland Departmental Receipts from European Regional Development Fund 14 17 Receipts from the guidance section of the European Agricultural Guidance and Guarantee Fund 17 15 Urban Renewal Regulation 15 14 Refunds of VAT 27 25