HC Deb 07 May 1982 vol 23 c156W
Mr. Pawsey

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what bodies or organisations, for the day-to-day work or administration of which he does not answer parliamentary questions, receive finance from his Department's Vote.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

In addition to the wide variety of non-official bodies, local authorities and international organisations to which this Department gives grants, it is the sponsor Department for a number of executive bodies listed in "Non-Departmental Public Bodies: Facts and Figures 1981", which receive finance from our Votes. The Department is also responsible for funding health authorities. While it answers questions on the general principles underlying these grants and on the funding of the National Health Service, it does not answer for their detailed administration with the exception of health authorities, and even here it may be appropriate for hon. Members to address their initial inquiries to the authority concerned.