HC Deb 27 July 1979 vol 971 cc501-2W
Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he will seek to extend the scheme for matching money raised for overseas aid from non-governmental sources with Government aid, as with the village adoption scheme proposed by the Chief Minister of Gujerat and presented to him by the hon. and learned Member for Leicester, West.

Mr. Neil Marten

I do not intend to change the basic criteria governing the joint funding scheme, under which British non-Governmental, non-profit making organisations registered with the Charity Commissioners, and deriving their main income in the United Kingdom, are eligible to receive matching grants from Government funds for projects aimed at improving conditions for the poorest groups in developing countries.

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