§ Mr. Wigley
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish a table indicating the expected outturn of grants to be given during the present financial year to the Voluntary Service Overseas organisation; how these compare with corresponding figures for each of the past five years; and if he will maintain this level of the grant in real terms for 1984–85.
§ Mr. Raison
The estimated outturn of our grant to Voluntary Service Overseas for this financial year and the corresponding figures for the previous five years are as follows:320W
£ million 1978–79 1.263 1979–80 1.686 1980–81 2.160 1981–82 2.711 1982–83 3.367 1983–84 *4.036 * Estimated.
I am not yet able to announce the level of grant support which will be made available to VSO in 1984–85.