§ Mr. Spencer
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish details of the programmes under which his Department and the non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible offer grants to voluntary organisations.
§ Sir George Young
The Department of the Environment and its sponsored bodies have a wide range of grant programmes through which they assist the voluntary sector. The Department has just published a pamphlet outlining these grants which are given by the Department. Countryside Commission, Historic Building and Monuments Commission, Nature Conservancy Council and Sports Council. I have no doubt about the valuable role that is played by voluntary organisations across the entire spectrum of interests covered by the Department and its sponsored bodies. I am sure that voluntary organisations will find this leaflet a very useful guide when seeking support for their activities. I have arranged for a copy to be placed in the House of Commons Library.