HC Deb 11 March 1987 vol 112 cc233-4W
Mrs. Gwyneth Dunwoody

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many voluntary organisations receive grants from his Department for dealing with child homelessness and child prostitution; and if he will list the organisations by name as well as the amount of funding they receive.

Mrs. Currie

Local authorities have certain responsibilities and a range of statutory powers to meet the needs of children who may be homeless or otherwise in need of care and protection. In addition a number of voluntary organisations provide facilities and guidance. The Department made grants in 1986–87 as listed to organisations providing services to homeless people, some of whom would be children and young people:

Campaign for Single Homeless 32,000
Homes for Homeless People 44,000
National Association of Voluntary Hostels 5,000
North Lambeth Project 13,000
Children's Society, Central London Teenage Project 20,000

The Department made no grants to voluntary organisations specifically to deal with child prostitution. The criminal law relevant to child prostitution is a matter for my right hon. Friend, the Home Secretary.