HC Deb 22 July 1986 vol 102 c147W
Sir John Biggs-Davison

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a comparison of the subventions provided by the United Kingdom as a whole to its various regions, including Northern Ireland, showing, in the latter case, security expenditure separately.

Mr. MacGregor

It is only possible to identify the subvention from the United Kingdom in the case of Northern Ireland, which has a separate Consolidated Fund. Details of that subvention for 1985–86 were given in the House of Lords by my noble friend Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Lord Lyell on 30 June at column 742. It includes expenditure of £43.7 million by the Northern Ireland Office, mainly on security. There is also the extra cost of the Army's task which, as shown in that reply, is £135 million.

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