§ 22. Mr. Favell
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what increases there have been in funding to voluntary organisations under section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 since 1979.
§ Mr. John Patten
In 1978–79 the Department spent £4,445,000 on grants under our general scheme of section 64 grants. The comparable figure for 1984–85 is £11,357,000, a real increase of 43 per cent. Total expenditure on grants to help the voluntary sector has risen from £10 million in 1979–80 to £30 million in 1984–85