§ Mr. Pawsey
asked the Prime Minister if she will list the total amounts paid in grants by Government Departments to voluntary bodies during the financial year 1985–86; and if she will make a statement.
§ The Prime Minister
The figures are shown in the table. The total amount provided in 1985–86 represents a cash increase of 19.1 per cent. (in real terms 12.3 per cent.) on the level of provision in 1984–85. In the period between 1979–80 and 1985–86 the level of Government support to voluntary bodies has risen by about 208 per cent. (or in real terms 91 per cent.). These percentage increases take account of revised figures for Northern Ireland Departments in 1979–80 and 1984–85.
Grants and payments by Government Departments in 1985–86 £ £ Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 117,700 Defence 3,543,815 Education and Science grants 8,450,508 payments 9,638,571 18,089,079 Employment 30,316,000 Energy 865,000 Environment—direct grants 2,566,366 —Urban programme1 76,300,000 Foreign and Commonwealth 822,483 Overseas Development Administration 231,233,174 32,255,657 Health and Social Security 32,045,917 Home Office grants 18,202,975 payments 97,300 18,300,275 Lord Chancellor's Department 691,476 Northern Ireland Departments grants 11,350,894 payments 5,450,234 16,801,124 Scottish Office—direct grants 8,247,195 —Urban programme 11,700,000 Trade and Industry 8,063,455 Transport 605,000 Welsh Office—direct grants 5,093,652 —Urban programme 2,375,000 Total 267,976,711
1 Includes contributions from the Departments of Education and Science, Health and Social Security, and Transport.
2 Overseas Development Administration's total consists solely of grants to various British charities for work in overseas relief and development.
In addition payments were made directly to voluntary bodies under
various employment programmes:
£ Manpower Services Commission (estimated payments); Community Programme 366,000,000 Voluntary Projects Programme 7,830,000 YTS 132,400,000 506,230,000
The MSC makes payments to voluntary bodies under other programmes, but these cannot be given in detail except at disproportionate cost. £ Department of Economic Development, Northern Ireland: Action for Community Employment 14,270,000 Community Volunteering Scheme 635,000 Youth Community Projects 637,636 Community Workshops 13,356,506 Younghelp 551,408 29,450,610
Housing Government Departments also made grants and payments to Housing Associations and Societies: £ Department of the Environment 944,800,000 Department of the Environment for NorthernIreland 39,648,142 Scottish Office 105,734,494
Non-Departmental Public Bodies
Grants made to voluntary bodies in 1985–86 by Non-Departmental
Public Bodies include the following:
£ Equal Opportunities Commission 61,393 Commission for Racial Equality 3,828,035 Development Commission 2,358,685 Countryside Commission 2,405,000 Countryside Commission for Scotland 286,701 Nature Conservancy Council 11,227,000 contracts with voluntary bodies 325,000 Sports Council 12,415,000 Sports Council for Northern Ireland 431,395 Scottish Sports Council 2,389,766 Sports Council for Wales 1,061,077 Health Education Council grants 810,000 payments 54,000 Health Education Council—Northern Ireland 278,000 1 £573,000 of this amount was for the purchase of nature reserves.