HC Deb 11 June 1980 vol 986 cc220-1W
Dr. Edmund Marshall

asked the Secretary of State for the Social Services how much money has been paid by his Department to the Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation, year by year since its inception, and for what purposes ; what reports are made by the association on its expenditure and results ; and how the money it receives from the Department compares with grants given to the former Central Council for the Disabled.

Mr. Prentice

The following grants have been made to RADAR by the Department, mainly towards its headquarters functions :

1977–78 £216,660*
1978–79 £170,000
1979–80 £205,000
1980–81 £220,000
(* to provide for some expenses involved in reorganisation and £6,660 for mobility and commutation.)

Grants have also been made in respect of RADAR's affiliation to Rehabilitation-International, as follows :

1977–78 £15,000
1978–79 £15,000
1979–80 £15,000
1980–81 £16,500

The Department is in frequent and close contact with the association. In addition, reports of income and expenditure and other matters are produced at regular intervals by the association and forwarded to the Department. The following grams were made to the Central Council for the Disabled and the British Council for Rehabilitation of the Disabled :

Central Council for the Disabled
1972–73 2,500
1973–74 5,000
1974–75 8,950
1975–76 42,500
1976–77 50,000

British Council for Rehabilitation of the Disabled
1976–77 40,000