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Northern Ireland

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 3 May 1949

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the total sum paid annually from the British Treasury in respect of Northern Ireland, specifying the amount incurred on social services, military defence and border Customs, respectively.

For 1948–49 it is provisionally estimated that the gross Northern Ireland residuary share of reserved taxes will be £48,500,000, from which will fall to be deducted £4 million, representing the cost of reserved services, and £21,500,000 representing Northern Ireland's contribution to Imperial Services. Expenditure on military defence, which is included in the Imperial Services to which Northern Ireland contributes, cannot be allocated between different parts of the United Kingdom; for 1948–49 the cost of border Customs is estimated at £112,500: in the same period payments to Northern Ireland under Social Services Agreements were £2,800,000.