HC Deb 27 July 1981 vol 9 cc280-1W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether he will give at the latest most convenient stated date the financial payments from public funds made per annum or cumulatively to date to the various political parties represented in the House.

Mr. Pym

Financial assistance payments made to opposition parties to date in respect of the period 4 May 1979 to 30 June 1981, together with current maximum annual sums payable, are as follows:

Payments in respect of period 4 May 1979 to 30 June 1981 Maximum annual sums payable (effective from 1 July 1980)
Labour Party 512,198.00 290,000.00
Liberal Party 86,737.57 52,107.83
Scottish National Party 11,282.38 6,777.93
Plaid Cymru 2,126.22 3,199.35
Ulster Unionist Party 12,084.00 7,261.10
Ulster Democratic Unionist Party 5,940.79 3,568.95
Totals 630,368.96 362,915.16

No other party at present represented in the House qualifies for financial assistance under the terms of the resolution of the House of 20 March 1975, 13 February 1978 and 12 November 1980.