HC Deb 23 June 1986 vol 100 cc39-40W
Mr. Fatchett

asked the Lord Privy Seal what are the latest available figures for the amount of public money paid to political parties.

Mr. Biffen

The total amount paid to Opposition parties for 1985 under the scheme whereby provision is made for financial assistance to Opposition parties in carrying out their Parliamentary business, were as follows:

Labour Party 440,355
Liberal Party 88,641
Social Democratic Party 62,562
Scottish National Party 7,977
Plaid Cymru 4,878
Ulster Unionist Party 19,889
Democratic Unionist Party 6,789