§ The Prime Minister
Government funding to voluntary organisations in 1989–90 amounted to £2.36 billion. Of this, £1,681 million was payments to housing associations; £204 million was payments under major employment and training schemes; £373 million went to support 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 120,170 Defence 8,148,082 Education and Science 4,751,901 Employment Youth training scheme 100,000,000 Employment training 104,000,000 Other programmes 58,078,798 Energy 722,218 Environment Direct grants 11,132,402 Urban programme 61,400,000 Housing corporation 1,347,690,000 Countryside Commission 2,107,000 Nature Conservancy Council 1,528,000 Rural Development Commission 4,816,000 Sports Council 15,543,000 UK 2000 project grant fund 336,000 Foreign and Commonwealth Office 1,532,000 Overseas Development Administration 65,164,127 Health Direct grants 39,589,458 Health Education Authority 728,043 Home Office Direct grants 28,545,000 Equal Opportunities Commission 7,043 Commission for Racial Equality 1,178,722 Lord Chancellor's Department 768,000 Northern Ireland Office Direct grants 16,158,488 Housing associations and societies 38,192,981 Economic Development Grants: Action for community employment 48,547,471 Community workshops 19,008,115 Community volunteer schemes 868,000 Youth Community project 868,658 Youth Help 793,318 Sports Council for Northern Ireland 507,835 Scottish Office Direct grants 16,339,277 Urban programme 34,251,000 Housing associations 202,000,000 Countryside Commission for Scotland 709,798 Highlands and Island Development Board 1,075,485 Sports Council for Scotland 1,386,562 Social Security 3,997,784
£ Trade and Industry 10,222,771 Transport 576,000 Welsh Office Direct grants 7,227,156 Urban programme 4,125,000 Joint Finance/Care in the Community 305,000 Housing associations and societies 93,180,000 Development Board for Rural Wales 372,000 Sports Council for Wales 1,775,600 GRAND TOTAL 2,360,374,263
Excluding payments under major employment and training schemes and to housing association and societies funding has increased in cash terms by 8.3 per cent. over the level of provision in 1988–89. In the period between 1979–80 and 1989–90 the level of this Government's support for voluntary bodies has risen by 114 per cent. in real terms.
I am placing in the Library of the House a list of voluntary bodies funded by Government in 1989–90, other than those funded under the youth training scheme and employment training, housing programmes and the urban programme or via non-departmental public bodies.