§ 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:234W
£ 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.