§ The Prime Minister
Government funding to voluntary organisations in 1988–89 amounted to £2.1 billion. Of this, 255W £1,075 million was payments to housing associations; £510 million was payments under a variety of employment programmes; and £344 million went to support the provision of services and a wide range of activities and projects by a variety of voluntary organisations. The amount spent under individual departmental programmes is as follows:
£ Agriculture, Fisheries and Food 150,811 Defence 6,695,827 Education and Science 5,022,802 Employment —Direct grants 47,324,589 —Community programme 345,000,000 —Voluntary projects programme 7,620,000 —Employment training 65,100,000 —Youth training scheme 92,000,000 Energy 896,294 Environment —Direct grants 46,785,788 —Indirect grants total 908,932,000 including the following: —Urban programme 68,700,000 —Housing associations and societies 809,808,000 —Countryside Commission 1,900,000 —Nature Conservancy Council 2,100,000 —Sports Council 16,174,000 Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1,196,800 Overseas Development Administration 63,024,299 Health —Direct grants 38,050,333 —Health Education Authority 595,997 Home Office —Direct grants 24,422,338 —Equal Opportunities Commission 40,269 —Commission for Racial Equality 1,807,670 Lord Chancellor's Department 745,000 Northern Ireland Office —Direct grants 13,642,973 —Housing associations and societies 45,333,856 Economic Development Grants: —Action for community employment 41,500,000 —Community workshops 17,152,378 —Community volunteer scheme 798,000 —Youth community project 785,688 —Youth Help 753,313 —Sports Council for Northern Ireland 392,475 Scottish Office —Direct grants 14,771,542 —Urban programme 27,729,000 —Housing associations and societies 151,000,000 —Countryside Commission for Scotland 695,692 —Highlands and Islands Development Board 878,480 —Sports Council for Scotland 1,417,969 Social Security 3,782,736 Trade and Industry 9,576,000 Transport 608,000 Welsh Office —Direct grants 6,176,552 —Urban programme 2,840,000 —Joint finance 330,000 —Housing associations and societies 69,040,000 —Sports Council for Wales 1,184,977 Grand total 2,065,800,448
Direct grants, other than those under employment programmes and to housing associations and societies, have increased by 17.5 per cent. over the level of provision in 1987–88. In the period between 1979–80 and 1988–89 the level of this Government support for voluntary bodies has risen by 110 per cent. in real terms.
I am placing in the Library of the House a list of voluntary bodies funded by Government in 1988–89, other 256W than those funded under employment and housing programmes and the urban programme or via non-departmental public bodies.