HC Deb 12 February 1990 vol 167 c49W
Mr. O'Brien

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what have been the Government's contributions to the citizens advice bureaux in each of the past five years.

Mr. Forth

My Department does not fund individual citizens advice bureaux. However, my Department funds the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux (NACAB) which covers bureaux in England and Wales and Citizens Advice Scotland (CAS). Total grant-in-aid paid by my Department to NACAB and CAS during the last five years is as follows:

£ million
1985–86 7.993
1986–87 8.604
1987–88 8.954
1988–89 9.405
11989–90 9.927
1 Estimated.