HC Deb 03 May 1983 vol 42 c13W
Mr. Higgins

asked the Prime Minister to how many charities the Government made a financial contribution in 1982–83.

The Prime Minister

I regret that this information is not collected centrally. Information about each Department's funding of voluntary bodies is collected annually, but is not yet available for 1982–83. I shall send it to my right hon. Friend as soon as it is ready. Grants by Government Departments to voluntary bodies totalled almost £140 million in 1981–82.