§ Mr. McNamara
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will publish a table summarising the results for 1989–90 of the annual exercise conducted according to the Northern Ireland (Share of United586W Kingdom Taxes) Regulations 1975, as amended, using, where relevant, the categories of tables 3.14 and 3.15 of Financial Statistics, identifying for each which of methods 3(1) and 3(2) have been used and separately identifying gross revenues and revenues net of collection costs;
(2) if he will place in the Library (a) a technical explanation of the methodology adopted and of the difficulties encountered in its application, (b) a note indicating the number of years for which the exercise required by the Northern Ireland Constitution Act 1973 and its predecessors has been undertaken in broadly comparable form and (c) a reconciliation, if necessary, between the figures provided above Northern Ireland's attributed share of United Kingdom taxes as published in Cm 1123.
§ Mr. Mellor
[holding answer 22 May 1991]: Payments into the Northern Ireland Consolidated Fund in 1989–90 in respect of Northern Ireland's attributed share of United Kingdom taxes comprised £2,578 million for taxes collected in 1989–90 and £105 million for adjustments to payments in previous years—as published in Cm 1123. Adjustments to the 1989–90 payment are not yet available. I have placed details of the breakdown and other information requested in the Library.