HC Deb 14 July 1980 vol 988 cc457-9W
Mr. Sproat

asked the Secretary of State for Employment 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. Jim Lester

The full information about grants made by the Department of requested is not available. Information Employment and the Manpower Services Commission to voluntary bodies in 1978–79 was given in a written reply to my hon. Friend the Member for Woolwich, West (Mr. Bottomley) on 11 July 1979. It is possible to give similar information for the 1979–80 financial year. Detail is given by function as follows:

Special Programmes

The following organisations were centrally funded by the MSC in 1979–80 for work related to their special programmes for the unemployed:

1979–80 Budget
National Extension College 73,933
National Youth Bureau 48,899
British Youth Council 56,435
Scottish Community Education Centre 23,076
Community Project Foundation 37,154
National Association of Youth Clubs 89,213
Community Service Volunteer 251,369
Full Employ Trust 21,141
Adult Literacy Trust 20,000

Individual voluntary organisations may also be funded by MSC at local level for specific projects under these programmes but information on the extent of this funding is not readily available.

Community Industry

The National Association of Youth Clubs operates this scheme on behalf of the Secretary of State and the provisional total of grant issues in 1979–80 was £16,527,000.

in these areas are school leavers. There is no area specifically designated as the Medway travel-to-work area.

Sheltered Employment Details of grants made to individual voluntary organisations providing sheltered employment could only be obtained at disproportionate cost. The estimated total amount of grants paid direct to voluntary organisations in 1979–80 was £1,620,000, comprising £226,000 for capital expenditure and £1,394,000 for current costs.

The voluntary organisations to whom grants were made were:

  • The Royal London Society for the Blind.
  • The Incorporated Association for Promoting the General Welfare of the Blind.
  • The Forces Help Society and Lord Roberts' Workshops.
  • The Royal School for the Blind.
  • The London Association for the Blind.
  • Cheadle Royal Industries.
  • The Sir Robert Jones Workshop.
  • The Teesside and District Institute for the Blind.
  • The Spastics Society.
  • The Bristol Royal Workshops for the Blind.
  • Lu Dun Limited.
  • The Chester Blind Welfare Society.
  • The Cornwall Disabled Association.
  • Industrial Therapy Organisation (Bristol) Limited.
  • Papworth and Enham Industries.
  • Barrowmore Industries.
  • St. Loye's College.
  • The Watford Sheltered Workshop.
  • The Camphill Village Trust.
  • The Lindsey Blind Society.
  • The Hull and East Riding Institute for the Blind.
  • The Blackpool and Fylde Society for the Blind.
  • The Institute for Blind Welfare, Preston.
  • The Royal Leicestershire, Rutland and Wycliffe Society for the Blind.
  • The Norwich Institute for the Blind.
  • The Northampton and County Association for the Blind.
  • The Royal British Legion Industries.
  • Portland Training College for the Disabled.
  • Yateley Industries for Disabled Girls Limited.
  • Dorincourt Industries.
  • The Grange Training Centre and Workshop for the Handicapped.
  • Thermega Limited.
  • The Merthyr Tydfil Institution for the Blind.
  • Cambrian Factory Limited.
  • The Cardiff Institute for the Blind.
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  • The Northern Counties Institute for the Blind, Inverness.
  • The Royal Aberdeen Workshop for the Blind.
  • The Royal Dundee Institution for the Blind.
  • The Scottish Braille Press.
  • Havan Products Limited.
  • The Scottish Council for the Care of Spastics.
  • The Princess Louise Scottish Hospital.
  • The Scottish Epilepsy Association.
  • Hansel Village Limited.
  • The Liverpool Workshop and Birkenhead Society for the Blind, Inc. Oldham Workshop for the Blind.

79/80 Budget for running costs 79/80 capital grants
The Society for the Welfare and Teaching of the Blind £27,135 £14,500
Royal National Institute for the Blind £259,474 £1,181
The Spastics Society £192,346

Residential Traning

Grants towards the capital and running costs of centres providing vocational training and residential accommodation for the disabled were made by the MSC in 1979/80 to the following organisations:

1979/80 Budget
The Queen Elizabeth Foundation for the Disabled £706.526
St. Loyes Training College £690.367
Finchdale Traning College £501.537
Portland Training College £416.646
Royal National Institute for the Blind and Commercial Training College, Pembridge Place W.2 £123.250
School of Physiotherapy, Gt. Portland Street W.1 £128.489
Royal National Institute for the Deaf £147.800

Employment Services for the Blind

A grant of £70,000 towards the Royal National Institute for the Blind's costs of providing certain employment services for the blind was agreed in 1979/80.