To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement about the allocation to individual programmes in Northern Ireland of the public expenditure totals announced on 8 November.
|Northern Ireland Office:|
|Law, Order Protective and Miscellaneous Services||762||810||860|
|Northern Ireland Departments:|
|Northern Ireland Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Services and Support||116||120||120|
|Industry Trade and Employment||466||430||420|
|Environmental and Miscellaneous Services||167||200||210|
|Law, Order and Protective Services (Fire Service)||35||40||40|
|Health and Personal Social Services||1,160||1,220||1,270|
|Social Security Administration||128||140||130|
|Other Public Services||70||80||80|
|Total Northern Ireland Block|
|(excluding Social Security Benefits)||4,377||4,650||4,820|
|Social Security Benefits||1,960||2,120||2,270|
|Total Northern Ireland Block||6,337||6,770||7,090|
|National Agriculture and Fishery Support||85||90||90|
|Total Northern Ireland Programme||6,422||6,860||7,170|
Notes to Table:
(1) Figures are rounded to nearest £1m for 1991–92 and to the nearest £10m for 1992–93 and 1993–94 (thus "£0m" means "less than £5m"). Figures may not sum to totals due to roundings.
(2) As announced in 8 November, the plans reflect the reclassification of the water and sewerage element of the Regional Rate as negative PE. Allowing for this technical change, the overall level of resources represented by the public expenditure plans overall, and the Environmental and Miscellaneous Services programme in particular, are effectively some £110m a year higher than the figures in the table.
(3) The figure for the Energy programme for 1991–92 is negative because it is anticipated NIE will be repaying loans to Government in that year. The PE plans for the Energy Programme for 1992–93 and 1993–94 have been adjusted to reflect Government's intention that NIE should be privatised early in 1992. This produces total plans for NI for those years which are some £120m higher than would otherwise be the case.
(4) Figures for social security administration also include district councils' share of rate rebates.
(5) The figures are now net of VAT refunds to the Government of Northern Ireland: this is a classification change which does not affect the spending power of departments nor the year on year comparisons.
(6) The planning figures for 1991–92 form the basis for preparation by Northern Ireland Departments and the Northern Ireland Office of Main Estimates for the coming year. These will be presented to Parliament in due course.