Mr. Wm. Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much money has been paid by the Western Education and Library Board and Western Health and Social Services Board to voluntary organisations in their areas during each of the years of their existence and by the previous authorities covering the same general areas, for their last two years; and to what organisations there were moneys paid, how much in each case, and for each purpose.
§ Mr. Moyle
, pursuant to his reply of 3rd November 1975, gave the following reply:
The information in respect of the Western Education and Library Board and the previous authorities is not available in the form requested and could only be provided with a disproportionate use of resources.
In the period 1st October 1973 to 31st March 1974 and 1st April 1974 to 31st March 1975 sums totalling £9,872.43 and £17,401.74 respectively were paid to voluntary organisations by the Western Health and Social Services Board, made up as follows:
Period 1.10.73–31.3.74 £ Northern West Council of Social Services 800.00 Citizens' Advice Bureau 300.00 Male Night Shelter, Bond Street 650.00 Abbeyfield Association 48.63 Retirement Association 30.00 Londonderry City Mission 2,500.00 British Red Cross Society 200.00 Nazareth House, Londonderry 2,000.00 St. Joseph's Home, Termonbaoca 1,000.00
NSPCC 83.60 Senior Citizens' Holiday Committee 150.00 NI Marriage Guidance Council 7.50 Ulster Institute for the Deaf 19.00 NI Council of Social Services 75.00 Ulster Institute for the Deaf 34.20 NI Family Planning Association 1,950.00 Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents 4.50 NI Home Safety Council 20.00 £9,872.43
Period 1st April 1974 to list March 1975 £ Retirement Association of Northern Ireland 33.50 Omagh District Handicapped Association 50.00 National Children's Bureau 84.96 Northern Ireland Hospitals Recreation Committee 40.00 Limavady Old and Handicapped People's Welfare Association 200.00 Multiple Sclerosis Society 200.00 Northern Ireland Marriage Guidance Council 62.50 Bogside Community Association 3,000.00 The Abbeyfield Society (Northern Ireland Region) 48.63 Londonderry City Mission 2,500.00 British Red Cross Society 200.00 National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children 83.60 Senior Citizens' Holiday Committee 150.00 The Retirement Association of Northern Ireland 63.50 St. Joseph's Home 1,000.00 Nazareth House 2,000.00 Bogside Community Association 1,902.75 North West Council for Social Services 4,600.00* Limavady Old and Handicapped People's Welfare Association 200.00 Omagh and District Handicapped Association 50.00 Multiple Sclerosis Society 100.00 British Red Cross Society 720.00 British Red Cross Society 8.00 North Regional Association for the Blind 5.25 British Red Cross Society 18.80 Ulster Institute for the Deaf 72.20 Ulster Institute for the Deaf 8.05 17,401.74
£ *Bond Street Night Shelter 2,500.00 Voluntary Services Organiser £700 plus £300 administration 1,000.00 North West Council of Social Services (Administration) 800.00 Citizens Advice Bureau 300.000 4,600.00
From the records available—for the 18 months to 1st October 1973—the following local authorities paid the amounts shown to voluntary 123W organisations involved in health and social services.
Further details could only be provided with a disproportionate use of resources.
£ Londonderry City 9,458.13 Londonderry County 711.95 Tyrone 662.25 Fermanagh 251.30
Mr. Wm. Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the Western Health and Social Services Board or the Western Education and Library Board has overspent in any year since their inception; and if so, by how much.
§ Mr. Moyle
, pursuant to his reply of 3rd November 1975, gave the following information:
The net payments of both boards during their first accounting period from 1st October 1973 to 31st March 1974 were within the sums approved by the Departments.
The Social Services Board overspent by £100,000—on family practitioners' services—in the financial year 1974–75. The accounts of the Education and Library Board for 1974–75 are still being prepared; but grants paid by the Department of Education to the board during the year did not exceed the approved totals.