§ Mr. Jim Marshall
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which body within his responsibility is responsible for funding community initiatives on planning and design matters in Northern Ireland; and if he will list those organisations in receipt of such funding.
§ Mr. Needham
No single body is charged with funding community initiatives on planning and design matters in Northern Ireland. Community and voluntary organisations can make use of a number of existing schemes or sources of support, which have a more general application, to finance planning and design work in relation to buildings or the environment. In addition the Department of the Environment for Northern Ireland pays grant each year to community technical aid (Northern Ireland) which was established as an environmental technical aid service to provide the community with development and environmental technical aid skills.