Tom Greatrex (Rutherglen and Hamilton West, Labour)
(1) whether he plans to seek confirmation from the devolved Administrations in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) Northern Ireland that the consequential funding from the Government's allocation of funds to support not-for-profit free advice services has been used for equivalent purposes; and which agencies have received that funding;
(2) whether his officials have held discussions with officials from devolved Administrations in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland on the distribution of funding announced in November 2011 for not-for-profit free advice services in England.
Nick Hurd (Parliamentary Secretary (Civil Society), Cabinet Office; Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner, Conservative)
Cabinet Office agreed to oversee the administration of the English portion of the £20 million only—£16.8 million for the Advice Services Fund (ASF). Allocation of public expenditure between the services under the control of the devolved Administrations is for the devolved Administrations to determine.