HC Deb 23 March 1998 vol 309 c27W
Mr. Maginnis

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to what extent the organisation Mediation Network is a Government sponsored or assisted body; and what financial or other support it receives from the Northern Ireland Office. [35655]

Mr. Paul Murphy

The Mediation Network for Northern Ireland is an independent voluntary organisation with charitable status. It has received the following grants in this financial year from the Northern Ireland Departments and the Northern Ireland Office.

Community Relations Budget (through NI Community Relations Council): £117,680 towards salaries and running costs; NIO: £42,000 towards a research project 'Policing Our Divided Society'.