HC Deb 17 June 2002 vol 387 c153W
Mr. Hendry

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support his Department gives for the use of music therapy to assist people with disabilities. [62090]

Jacqui Smith

The Department is happy to fund voluntary organisations who have an interest in the use of music therapy to assist disabled people. For instance, the Musicspace Trust received a two-year section 64 project grant in 1999–2000 to 2000–01.

In addition to this, the national health service and councils with social services responsibilities provide a wide range of services for disabled adults and children, and these can include, for example, music or art activities in day centres, but we do not keep detailed central records about these activities.