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Public Expenditure

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in what ways the St. Andrew’s Agreement funding package for Northern Ireland announced on 1 November 2006 differs from announcements previously made by Ministers about future public expenditure in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement. (100085)

The details of the St. Andrew’s Agreement funding package announced on 1 November are set out in the Treasury press notice at:

http://www.hm-treasury.gov.uk/newsroom_and_speeches/press/2006/press_82_06.cfm.

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the funding package for Northern Ireland set out on 1 November 2006 includes the expected revenue from (a) regional rates, (b) local domestic rates and (c) water charges; and if he will make a statement. (100086)

The spending in the announcement on 1 November in respect of the period 2007-08 to 2010-11 represents Departmental Expenditure Limit spending, which excludes self-financed Annually Managed Expenditure such as rate-funded expenditure, and revenue from water charges to be received by the new water company.