§ Sir K. Joseph
Voluntary bodies pursue their independent interests as regards social research. My Department receives information about such research and is increasingly involved in encouraging projects that voluntary bodies themselves wish to carry out. My Department will spend £120,000 in support of such research in 1971–72. It would not be practical, nor I think acceptable, for my Department to intervene as a co-ordinator in fields of work which may go far beyond its remit.