§ Mr. G. Roberts
asked the Minister of Education the total amount of grant by his Department to voluntary bodies, recognised for the purposes of the youth service, for the current year; how this compares with the grant for 1956–57; and what are the comparable figures for the following organisations, namely, Urdd Gobaith Cymru, National Association of Girls' Clubs, National Association of Boys' Clubs, and Young Farmers' Clubs.
§ Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd
The amounts of grant offered to the national voluntary youth organisations are as follows:
— 1956–57 1958–59 £ £ Total 102,500* 97,730 Welsh League of Youth (Urdd Gobaith Cymru) 4,420 4,420 National Association of Mixed Clubs and Girls' Clubs 18,000 18,250 National Association of Boys' Clubs 18,000 18,000 National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs 9,267† 8,600† * This excludes £66,297 of the grant to the Central Council of Physical Recreation, which now receives its whole grant under the Physical Training and Recreation Act. † A grant of the same amount is made by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.