HC Deb 24 January 1983 vol 35 c287W
Mr. Kilroy-Silk

asked the Secretary of State for Social services why it took his Department more than six months to reply to a letter from the Federation of Alcoholic Rehabilitation Establishments of 24 May 1982.

Mr. Geoffrey Finsberg

In response to FARE's application for a grant the department made interim payments on account based on the previous year, while obliged to give priority to other work, for example, additional work—with important implications for the future of FARE and other organisations—following from the report "National Voluntary Organisations and Alcoholic Misuse"* and the coments received on it.

* National Voluntary Organisations and Alcoholic Misuse DHSS 1982 Price £1.90.