§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the amount of money given by his Department in support of organisations concerned with (a) deafness, (b) blindness, (c) all aspects of physical disability and (d) all aspects of mental disability in each of the last four years.
§ Mr. Rossi
The amounts of money given under section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 in support of organisations concerned with various groups of disabled people are as follows. These figures exclude grants to bodies—for example, those dealing with children and certain medical conditions—which may, incidentally, do some work with disabled people, unless the grant is given specifically for that purpose. The balance of service provision between statutory and voluntary bodies varies for different disabilities. For these and other reasons, useful comparisons cannot be made between the levels of grant given to organisations for different groups of disabled people.