§ Mr. Frank Cook
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) how much money was allocated by the Government to the independent living fund in each of the years 1987–88 and 1988–89; and from the vote of which Government Department such allocations were made;
(2) what information he has as to what sources of income the independent living fund has secured, other than Government funding, and as to how much such alternative source amounts to;
(3) how much money will be allocated by the Government to the independent living fund in 1989–90.
§ Mr. Scott
The independent living fund was formally constitued on 8 June 1988. No funds were therefore made available for the year 1987–88. For 1988–89 £5 million was allocated from the miscellaneous health services and personal social services vote of the then Department of Health and Social Security. £5 million has been allocated for 1989–90. This sum will be reviewed as management information becomes available from the first year of operation.
The independent living fund is financed entirely from Government sources.