HC Deb 01 February 1995 vol 253 cc732-3W
Mr. Blunkett

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what have been the main components of the cost of the National Youth Agency in each year since its establishment, including(a) the yearly Government grant and (b) the initial start-up costs.

Mr. Boswell

Grants paid or allocated to the National Youth Agency by the Department for Education in the period 1991–92 to 1995–96 were as follows:

£ million
Core grant Additional grants Total grant
1991–92 1.165 0.180 1.345
1992–93 1.236 0.068 1.304
1993–94 1.287 0.399 1.686
1994–95 1.336 0.380 1.716
1995–96 1.297 0.358 1.655

Core grant provides funding for the agency's agreed annual work programme including internal audit and the administration of youth work development grants. Additional grant covers funding for initial start-up costs, special initiatives, and grants for disbursement to other bodies.

In addition to these grants, the agency received in 1991–92 grants from the Home Office—£232,640—the Department of Health—£69,000—and the Welsh Office—£18,000. It received further grants from the Home Office in 1992–93—£143,834–1993–94— £149,000 and 1994–95—£151,111.

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