HC Deb 03 December 2001 vol 376 cc12-3W
Mr. Andrew Turner

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what(a) ethnic and (b) religious murder campaigns have taken place in Northern Ireland since 1971. [11058]

Jane Kennedy

Paramilitaries from both communities in Northern Ireland do carry out acts of violence and intimidation not only against the other community but also against individuals and groups within their own community. Police investigations of such offences are often hampered when victims generally decline to make a formal complaint.

It is therefore important that members of communities, within which these attacks are taking place, notify the police if they have any relevant information. They may do so in strict confidence using the Crimestoppers line.

The Government regularly keep themselves apprised of these acts of paramilitary intimidation and support any measures taken by the police to bring these to an end. These on-going acts of intimidation are symptomatic of the situation prevailing within Northern Ireland.

The Government have a duty to protect the whole community from the threat of violence from whatever quarter and in whatever form. The Government utterly condemn any form of intimidation by groups on either side of the community.

Aylesbury Vale district council
Nature of funding 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02
Revenue support grant (£ million) 3.075 2.802 2.468 3.058
Income from national non-domestic rates (£ million) 4.969 5.382 6.012 6.026
Housing investment programme (£ million) 889 1.033 2.968 15.512
Management and maintenance allowance (housing revenue account subsidy) 2,3753.11 2,3765.08 2,3792.24 2,3796.44
Capital receipts initiative (£ million) 1.413 1.247 n/a n/a
Cash incentive scheme (£ million) 0.1 0 n/a n/a
1£0.995 million Housing Investment Programme and £4.517 million Major Repairs Allowance 2Management and Maintenance allowance allocations are a more reliable indicator than the amount of subsidy paid which is demand lead and fluctuates according to the number of dwellings in the HRA and the number of tenants entitled to housing benefit 3Per dwelling
Buckinghamshire county council
£ million
Nature of funding 1998–99 1999–2000 2000–01 2001–02
Revenue support grant 102.324 101.353 95.891 111.397
Income from national non-domestic rates 96.628 105.481 119.63 117.618
Rural bus challenge grant1 0.100 0.985 0 n/a
Rural bus subsidy grant2 0.265 0.561 0.489 0.716
Transport supplementary grant 1.954 1.381 0.066 7.5
Transport annual capital guidelines 1.954 1.381 0.216 0
Transport supplementary credit approval 0.946 1.615 6.029 13.035
1 Rural Bus Challenge figures represent awards—actual spend profiles for the schemes awarded funding may cover more than one year. 2001–02 awards will be announced shortly 2 RBSG figures represent Grant totals actually paid to the authority. 2001–02 figure represents allocation