§ 21. Mr. Ashton
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the latest total annual cost of all subsidies to Northern Ireland.
§ Dr. Boyson
The subvention, defined as the difference between revenue raised in Northern Ireland and total public expenditure in Northern Ireland, excluding the extra cost of the Army's task and certain receipts and refunds, is expected for 1985–86 to be around £1,533 million.