HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 cc422-3W
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 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.