HC Deb 11 February 1982 vol 17 cc432-3W
Q44. Mr. Foulkes

asked the Prime Minister what organisations or projects which provide opportunities in social service and health where community support for the handicapped and elderly depends on a wide range of voluntary services she expects to be assisted in 1982–83 by the £4 million announced in her speech on 27 July 1981.

The Prime Minister

The money will be used to make grants to voluntary organisations and projects. Separate schemes are being established in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. In England nearly 2,000 copies of a consultation paper were issued in early December, and the replies are being assessed. A similar but smaller scale exercise is being undertaken in Wales. In Scotland, following consultation on the general issues, more detailed plans are under discussion. In Northern Ireland, particular applications are being considered. Detailed announcements will be made as soon as possible about the final arrangements and the kind of projects which will be able to benefit.