HC Deb 04 July 1995 vol 263 c159W
Miss Hoey

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment 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. [31311]

Sir Paul Beresford

In 1993–94, the Department of the Environment paid direct grants centrally to more than 400 voluntary sector organisations to the value of £28 million. In addition, indirect grant of some £2.5 billion was paid to voluntary organisations; this amount includes all grant-paid by the Department to the Housing Corporation for the support of housing associations. Voluntary sector organisations also benefitted from the task force initiative and the city challenge programme but the precise figures are unavailable.

Figures for 1994–95 are not yet available.

Corresponding information on contracts is not collected centrally.

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