§ Mrs. Spelman
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what organisations his Department supports under its Marriage and Relationship Support programme. 
§ Ms Rosie Winterton
The Marriage and Relationship Support (MARS) Branch of the Lord Chancellor's Department provides primary support to MARS organisations through its annual grant programme. The grant for the financial year 2001–02 was £4.5 million, and for 2002–03 it is £5 million.
As well as financial support, MARS officials also offer advice, guidance and information to all providers of MARS services, whether funding recipients or not.
Information on the organisations that have received, or are to receive funding for the financial years April 2001-March 2002 and April 2002-March 2003 and the amounts awarded is in the tables.643W
Organisations funded April 2001-March 2002 Amount (£000s) 2as 1 124 Asian Family Counselling Service 51 The Church Of England 45 Family Matters York (Community Family Project) 50 Family Welfare Association 139 Futureway Trust (National Marriage Week) 31 Jewish Marriage Council 78 London Marriage Guidance Council 177 Marriage Care 366 One Plus One 341 Parentline Plus 102 Relate 2,384 Somerset Family Partnership (Community Family) 50 Students Exploring Marriage (Grubb Institute) 4 Tavistock Marital Studies Institute 497 Totnes Family Partnership (Community Family) 10
Organisations funded April 2002–March 2003 Amount (£000s) 2as 1 150 Aquila Care Trust 88 Asian Family Counselling Service 50 BASIC For Life 34 Bristol Community Family Trust 50 Brook in Birmingham 39 Care For the Family 19 CFP Guildford 40 The Cogwheel Trust 4 The Church Of England 54 Family Matters York 50 Family Welfare Association 30 Jewish Marriage Council 84 The Lesbian and Gay Foundation 48 London Marriage Guidance Council 174 Marriage Care 330 The Minster Centre 72 Muslim Women's Helpline 20 One Plus One 327 Parentline Plus 62 Poole Community Family Trust 50 Prisoners Families and Friends Service 12 Project for Advocacy, Counselling and Education 46 Relate 2,206 The Richmond Centre 38 The Salvation Army 40 Somerset Family Partnership 50 Sussex Family Mediation Service 26 Talking Matters 24 Tavistock Marital Studies Institute 414 Totnes Family Partnership 58 University of Exeter, School of Psychology 43 2as1/Relate Partnership Projects 186