HC Deb 15 December 1977 vol 941 c352W
Mr. Lawrence

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what financial or other assistance the Government have given to marriage guidance' councils over the past year.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

In the current financial year I am making the following grants towards the training and headquarters expenses of marriage guidance organisations:

National Marriage Guidance Council 265,000
Institute of Marital Studies 90,000
Catholic Marriage Advisory Council 37,000
Family Welfare Association 6,000
Jewish Marriage Guidance Education Council 2,000

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Social Services is making a grant of £29,600 to the Catholic Marriage Advisory Council in support of its family planning work and of £10,000 to the National Marriage Guidance Council for the training of its counsellors in the treatment of sexual difficulties.