HC Deb 22 January 1980 vol 977 c98W
Q7. Mr Peter Bottomley

asked the Prime Minister what requests she has received from political parties for increased State finance.

The Prime Minister

An approach has been made through the usual channels for an increase in the present amount of financial assistance given to Opposition parties to help in carrying out their parliamentary work at Westminster. There has otherwise been no request for further State financing of political parties.