§ Mr. Watson
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial support he currently provides to the British Epilepsy Association in England. 
§ Mr. Bowis
In the current financial year the main national epilepsy organisations, the British Epilepsy Association and the National Society for Epilepsy have been awarded section 64 project grants from the Department of Health amounting to £52,500 and £29,500 respectively. The British Epilepsy Association is currently receiving a section 64 project grant of £22,500 a year for three years towards its database project, and a grant towards its helpline of £90,000 over three years.
The National Society for Epilepsy is currently receiving a project grant for its joint educational fellowship for epilepsy project with the Royal College of General Practitioners of £40,000 over two years and a grant of £12,500 a year due to end in 1997–98 for its information needs project.