§ LORD DONALDSON of KINGSBRIDGE
To ask Her Majesty's Government:
What resources will be available to the Lord Privy Seal in exercising his 454WA co-ordinating role in relation to voluntary service.
§ LORD PRIVY SEAL (LORD WINDLESHAM)
Since I assumed this responsibility in June a Voluntary Services Unit with a small staff has been set up within the Civil Service Department to assist me. Some additional funds will be made available in 1974–75 and the Unit will be able to make grants to voluntary organisations within a total annual budget of about £1.8 million. This includes a number of existing grants. Funds will be allocated to projects spanning the interests of several Departments or falling outside the responsibility of one Department.