§ Mr. Montgomery
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will make a statement about the new arrangements for capital grants to voluntary youth clubs, village halls and community centres.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
Allocations announced by my Department on 31st May will enable local education authorities to authorise projects to start in 1972–73 to a total capital value of over £5 million. Of this programme, some £3.4 million is for youth service projects, about twice the value of the programme approved for each of the last two years of the arrangements in force prior to 1st April, 1971. Within thise total it has been possible to allocate additional resources to areas of special need.