Voluntary Organisations (Grants)

Oral Answers to Questions — Wales – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 29th April 1991.

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Photo of Mr David Knox Mr David Knox , Staffordshire Moorlands 12:00 am, 29th April 1991

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what was the value of grants from his Department to voluntary organisations in each of the past three years.

Photo of Mr Wyn Roberts Mr Wyn Roberts , Conwy

The latest available figures, at outturn prices, are £8·96 million in 1987–88, £9·35 million in 1988–89 and £11·66 million in 1989–90, a real terms increase of some 14 per cent. over the period.

Photo of Mr David Knox Mr David Knox , Staffordshire Moorlands

By how much have grants increased in Wales since 1979 and how many organisations are in receipt of grants?

Photo of Mr Wyn Roberts Mr Wyn Roberts , Conwy

I am delighted to tell my hon. Friend that since 1979–80 Welsh Office support has trebled in real terms, and some 320 voluntary bodies now benefit. It is the Government's policy to have a healthy and vigorous voluntary sector.