HC Deb 03 July 1986 vol 100 c624W
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.