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Consolidated Fund

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will publish in the Official Report a detailed list of the loans and advances from the Northern Ireland Consolidated Fund to all public bodies, excluding Northern Ireland Departments, and to each local authority in Northern Ireland in the present financial year.

The Northern Ireland Consolidated Fund does not make loans direct to public bodies. However, the following advances have been made during the current financial year to Northern Ireland Departments for on-lending to public bodies:

Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland (for on-lending to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive)21,500,000
Department of Commerce (for on-lending to the Northern Ireland Development Agency)22,500
Loans to District Councils in Northern Ireland are made from the Government Loans Fund. Advances made during the current financial year are as follows:—

Belfast city council800,000
Banbridge district council200,000
Omagh district council72,000
Strabane district council36,000
Magherafelt district council25,000
Londonderry city council10,000