HL Deb 06 March 1995 vol 562 cc4-5WA
Lord Mulley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What total sum for 1993–94 was paid by the Treasury in support of Northern Ireland revenues for all purposes, including subsidies and the cost of damages to persons and property (but excluding the costs of HM Forces) arising from terrorist activities; and what comparable sum (if any) was contributed by the Republic of Ireland.

Baroness Denton of Wakefield:

The grant-in-aid paid in support of Northern Ireland services in 1993–94 was £ 2,392 million. In addition, a contribution of £ 40 million was made to the Northern Ireland Insurance Fund from the National Insurance Fund. The cost of the law and order programme (this excludes the costs of HM Forces), amounting to £ 923 million, was also funded from the UK Exchequer; within this, the costs of damage to persons and property arising from terrorist activities amounted to £ 30 million (persons) and £ 68 million (property). Finally, the UK Exchequer also funded £ 39 million expended by the Northern Ireland Court Service.

Thus the total sum in support of Northern Ireland revenues was some £ 3,394 million. No contribution to these costs or to Northern Ireland services was made by the Republic of Ireland.