HC Deb 21 December 1973 vol 866 cc444-5W
Mr. Judd

asked the Minister for the Civil Service whether he will publish in the OFFICIAL REPORT details of the amount by which increased allocation of Government funds to voluntary organisations has fallen short of the undertaking given by him two years ago; what steps he is taking to make good this shortfall; and whether he will make a statement.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

My right hon. Friend said that the Government would make available to voluntary organisations £3½ million of additional funds over the four years 1972–73 to 1975–76. The additional expenditure would be phased so that approximately £½ million would be available in 1972–73 and progressively more in the three years after that. Actual expenditure of these funds in 1972–73 was £441,000. The corresponding figure for 1973–74 is expected to be £754,000. My right hon. Friend's undertaking related to the full four years of the programme: there can be no question of a shortfall at this stage.

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