§ Mr. Irving
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) if he will make a statement on his Department's support for community service projects in Northern Ireland; and whether he has any plans to extend or develop his Department's work in this area;
(2) if he will estimate how many people have been involved in community service schemes supported by his Department in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Boyson
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to him by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister on 20 February 1986 at column 266. My Department will continue to give support, within available resources, for the wide range of projects through which people in Northern Ireland are able to provide service to the community.