§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he has made any grants to the British Deaf Association under Section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alfred Morris
I am glad to announce that I have recently authorised payment of a grant to the association amounting to £133,400 over a period of four years commencing next January. This is designed to enable the association to set up pilot courses to train people in manual communication skills and also to publish a definitive book of British sign language.