HC Deb 04 July 1995 vol 263 cc100-1W
Miss Hoey

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many voluntary sector organisations his Department has(a) paid grants to or (b) entered into contracts with in (i) 1993–94 and (ii) 1994–95; and what was the total value of these grants and contracts. [31308]

Mr. Nicholas Baker

In 1993–94 the Home Office paid grants to approximately 900 voluntary organisations and entered into contracts with seven. In 1994–95, grants were paid to approximately 200 organisations and contracts entered into with six. The fall in the number of organisations receiving grants directly from the Home Office reflects changes in the methods for paying certain grants between 1993–94 and 1994–95.

The Home Office paid £64.4 million to the voluntary sector in 1993–94 and £68.8 million in 1994–95. These figures include Home Office money given out as grants by the Commission for Racial Equality and, in 1994–95, by local probation services.