§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what is the annual direct Exchequer subvention to the Northern Ireland economy, indicating the absolute figure, the Northern Ireland contribution and the per capita figure for the population of the United Kingdom as a whole.
§ Mr. Stanley
The latest forecast of the subvention in 1987–88 is £1,569 million and the provisional outturn figure for the subvention in 1986–87 is £1,595 million.
Government expenditure covered from Northern Ireland sources amounted to £2,655 million in 1986–87 and the forecast for 1987–88 is £2,789 million.
The figure for subvention expressed on a per capita basis for the population of the United Kingdom as a whole (not Great Britain) is £28 for both 1986–87 and 1987–88, based on United Kingdom resident population at 30 June 1986.