HC Deb 26 March 1998 vol 309 cc262-3W
Mrs. May

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on the level of grant provided to the Access Committee for England in the financial years(a) 1996–97, (b) 1997–98 and (c) 1998–99. [36331]

Mr. Alan Howarth

There were no grants made in the 1996–97 financial year. In 1997–98, the Department commissioned research into the settlement of disputes between disabled people and service providers and payment of £22,950 has been made. A further £2,501 will be payable, in 1998–99, upon completion of the project.

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