HC Deb 22 July 1988 vol 137 c860W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations he has received on the withdrawal of ACE funds to community projects; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Viggers

[holding answer 21 July 1988]: A number of organisations and individuals have made representations regarding the withdrawal of ACE funding to community groups, and full consideration has been given to the individual circumstances of each case. I remain satisfied that the present arrangements ensure that ACE funding goes to those bodies that are in the best position to provide services for disadvantaged groups.