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Anglo-Irish Agreement

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 21 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the expenditure of operating the Anglo-Irish Agreement, the running of the conference and the operation of the secretariat in Maryfield, Belfast, in 1989; and what was the comparable expenditure for previous years.

[holding answer 18 December 1989]: Details of expenditure are available only on a financial year basis. Between 1 April 1989 and 31 October 1989 identified expenditure by the British Government in holding meetings of the Anglo-Irish Intergovernmental Conference and operating the secretariat amounted to £529,000. Comparable expenditure in previous years is as follows: Expenditure by the Irish Government on conferences and the secretariat is a matter for them.

£ million
1985–8610·53
1986–8711·09
1987–8810·96
1988–890·93
1 Includes estimated expenditure on additional policing.