§ 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.