HC Deb 14 December 1993 vol 234 cc558-9W
Mr. John Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement about the allocation to individual programmes in Northern Ireland of the public expenditure totals announced on 30 November.

Sir Patrick Mayhew

In his unified Budget Statement on 30 November, my right hon. and learned Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced total public expenditure planning figures for the Northern Ireland programme. I have now decided on the allocations to individual programmes as shown in the table. Copies of a more detailed statement have been placed in the Library. These allocations reflect my assessment of how best to distribute the Northern Ireland public expenditure totals in response to local needs and circumstances.

£ million
1994–95 1995–96 1996–97
Northern Ireland Office:
Law, Order, protective and Miscellaneous Services
Northern Ireland Departments
Northern Ireland Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Services and Support
Industry, Trade and Employment
Roads and Transport
Environmental and Miscellaneous Services
Law, Order and Protective Services (Fire Service)
Education, Arts and Libraries
Health and Personal Social Services
Social Security Administration
Other Public Services
Northern Ireland Block (excluding Social Security Benefits) 5,172 5,360 5,420
Social Security Benefits 2,052 2,200 2,330
Northern Ireland Block 7,224 7,550 7,750
National Agriculture and Fisheries Support 166 190 190
Northern Ireland Programme 7,390 7,440 7,940
  1. 1. Figures are presented on the New Control Total basis an explanation of which was given in the Chancellor's Autumn Statement on 12 November 1992. They exclude cyclical Social Security Benefits of £544m, £580m and £610m.
  2. 2. Figures are rounded to nearest £1m in 1994–95 and to nearest £10m in 1995–96 and 1996–97.
  3. 3. The figures for 1994–95 will form the basis for preparation by Northern Ireland Departments and the Northern Ireland Office of Main Estimates for the coming year. These will be presented to Parliament in due course.