§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the names of all voluntary bodies to which his Department gave funds in 1979 and in the current 423W year; and how much went to each individual body last year and in the current year.
§ Mr. Speed
The table below gives, to the nearest £1,000, the payments actually
1979–80 1980–81 £ £ Soldiers', Sailors' and Airmen's Families Association 896,000 991,000 The Order of St. John of Jerusalem and British Red Cross Society 139,000 142,000 Women's Royal Voluntary Service 60,000 63,000 Council of Voluntary Welfare Work 6,000 6,000 Regular Forces' Employment Association 194,000 230,000 Officers' Association 66,000 66,000
These sums represent payments for services of a charitable or welfare nature carried out by the bodies concerned for the Ministry of Defence.