Below is the text of Mr Major’s written Parliamentary Answer on Northern Ireland (Revenue Contributions) on 26th January 1989.
Rev. Martin Smyth To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information he has as to the contribution from Northern Ireland to United Kingdom exchequer revenue; and if he will make a statement.
Mr. Major I assume that the hon. Member is referring to Northern Ireland’s attributed share of taxation. The attributed share in 1985–86 (the last year for which there are full figures) was £1,873 million.