Community Relations

Northern Ireland written question – answered on 19th January 2005.

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Photo of Sylvia Hermon Sylvia Hermon Shadow Spokesperson (Women), Shadow Spokesperson (Trade and Industry), Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent on community relations by each Northern Ireland district council in each of the last five years; and what proportion of each district council area's total spending in each year these figures represent.

Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Northern Ireland Office, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Northern Ireland Office)

The figures requested are available only for 2002–03 and 2003–04. Details of community relations expenditure, total gross expenditure and community relations expenditure expressed as a proportion of total gross expenditure for each of the 26 district councils are set out in the following table.

2002–03
District council Community relations expenditure (£) Total gross expenditure (£) Community relations expenditure as percentage of total gross expenditure (percentage)
Antrim 61,853 11,489,836 0.5383
Ards 115,322 19,877,085 0.5802
Armagh 122,797 13,942,950 0.8807
Ballymena 119,271 17,402,880 0.6854
Ballymoney 99,324 6,100,350 1.6282
Banbridge 118,186 10,152,747 1.1641
Belfast 4,028 94,869,362 0.0042
Carrickfergus 85,692 10,342,624 0.8285
Castlereagh 90,151 15,660,030 0.5757
Coleraine 98,289 17,036,576 0.5769
Cookstown 139,759 7,230,614 1.9329
Craigavon 7,697 21,251,805 0.0362
Perry 228,772 33,793,461 0.6770
Down 125,820 19,202,752 0.6552
Dungannon 109,999 8,926,320 1.2323
Fermanagh 129,337 10,774,469 1.2004
Larne 87,717 8,677,360 1.0109
Limavady 95,674 6,538,831 1.4632
Lisburn 87,231 25,207,008 0.3461
Magherafelt 74,180 9,089,559 0.8161
Moyle 71,270 6,591,136 1.0813
Newry and Mourne 82,515 19,654,272 0.4198
Newtownabbey 93,925 27,186,215 0.3455
North Down 71,844 17,280,732 0.4157
Omagh 196,470 12,153,629 . 1.6166
Strabane 126,873 7,850,047 1.6162
Total 2,643,996 458,282,650 0.5769
2003–04
District council Community relations expenditure (£) Total gross expenditure (£) Community relations expenditure as percentage of total gross expenditure (percentage)
Antrim 62,046 11,708,695 0.5299
Ards 69,281 17,437,239 0.3973
Armagh 152,588 13,878,196 1.0995
Ballymena 137,838 16,684,594 0.8261
Ballymoney 103,974 7,008,080 1.4836
Banbridge 120,613 10,430,855 1.1563
Belfast 0 103,495,968 0.0000
Carrickfergus 79,836 10,331,253 0.7728
Castlereagh 115,569 15,463,248 0.7474
Coleraine 92,340 17,045,260 0.5417
Cookstown 157,542 7,895,927 1.9952
Craigavon 19,083 22,662,649 0.0842
Perry 192,123 33,575,840 0.5722
Down 127,666 20,590,764 0.6200
Dungannon 113,457 9,745,289 1.1642
Fermanagh 127,998 11,449,703 1.1179
Larne 66,199 9,084,108 0.7287
Limavady 104,673 7,855,498 1.3325
Lisburn 88,988 27,580,155 0.3227
Magherafelt 90,657 9,396,555 0.9648
Moyle 65,355 6,526,117 1.0014
Newry and Mourne 94,840 21,360,516 0.4440
Newtownabbey 52,937 22,513,277 0.2351
North Down 93,699 19,285,745 0.4858
Omagh 115,465 13,175,731 0.8763
Strabane 124,445 8,421,058 1.4778
Total 2,569,212 474,602,320 0.5413

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