§ Miss Devlin
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration has been given to the provision of financial aid and assistance to the Northern Ireland area; by what persons or bodies is such assessment being made; and whether members of minority groups in the north of Ireland are being consulted.
§ Mr. Taverne
The communiqué issued following discussions between the Home Secretary and the Northern Ireland Government in October (Cmnd. 4178) set out measures to assist the economy of Northern Ireland being taken by the Government of Northern Ireland with the support of the United Kingdom Government. Discussions between the two Governments on the financial consequences of the decision to set up a central housing authority and on other financial matters are now taking place, and in them both Governmente are fully aware of the needs of the province as a whole.