Below is the text of the written answers relating to Prime Minister’s Question Time from 17th June 1993.
UN Commission on Sustainable Development
Mr. Llew Smith : To ask the Prime Minister, pursuant to his answer of 7 June, Official Report, column 13, if he will list the organisations or individuals to whom the United Kingdom report to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development has been or will be distributed.
The Prime Minister : Copies of the progress report have been sent to the commission’s secretariat and copies are available for delegates attending the commission’s meeting this week and next in New York. Copies were also made available to delegates who attended an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development meeting in Paris last week.
Mr. Caborn : To ask the Prime Minister when he plans to meet the President of Colombia.
The Prime Minister : I look forward to meeting President Gaviria again during his planned visit to this country from 26 to 30 July
Voluntary Bodies (Grants)
Mr. Moss : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the total amount paid in grants by central Government Departments to voluntary bodies during the financial year 1991-92; and if he will make a statement.
The Prime Minister : Central Government funding to voluntary organisations in 1991-92 amounted to £3,387 million. Of this, £2,897 million consisted of payments to voluntary housing associations and £490 million went directly to a variety of voluntary organisations to support provision of services and a wide range of activities and projects.
The amount spent under individual departmental programmes was as follows :
Voluntary bodies |£
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food |178,486
Education and Science |5,503,286
Sports Council |14,255,000
Environment (including Energy Efficiency Office)
Direct grants |24,854,376
Urban programme |54,400,000
Housing corporation |2,459,327,000
Countryside Commission |1,115,000
English Nature |1,057,000
Rural Development Commission |5,554,000
UK 2000 initiative |508,000
Derelict Land Grant |857,000
Foreign and Commonwealth Office |1,717,114
Overseas Development Administration |123,657,933
Direct grants |43,010,863
Health Education Authority |1,263,546
Direct grants |40,124,942
Equal Opportunities Commission |20,000
Commission for Racial Equality |773,740
Northern Ireland Office
Direct grants |14,586,795
Housing associations and societies |40,538,706
Sports Council for Northern Ireland |657,954
Direct grants |20,722,515
Urban programme |41,932,000
Housing Associations |234,000,000
Scottish Natural Heritage |1,660,000
Highland and Islands Enterprise |1,200,000
Sports Council for Scotland |1,510,621
Social Security |16,303,257
Trade and Industry |12,472,500
Direct grants |10,431,725
Urban programme |2,957,865
Joint Finance/Care in the community |224,455
Development Board for Rural Wales |423,000
Housing for Wales (Tai Cymru)-grants to housing associations |163,690,067
Sports Council for Wales and Play Wales Management Committee |1,435,988
Grand Total |3,387,209,397
I am placing in the Library of the House a list of voluntary bodies funded by the Government in 1991-92 other than those funded under housing programmes and the urban programme or via non-departmental public bodies.
Mr. Harry Greenway : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 17 June.
Sir Peter Tapsell : To ask the Prime Minister if he will list his official engagements for Thursday 17 June.
The Prime Minister : This morning, I presided at a meeting of the Cabinet and had meetings with ministerial colleagues and others. In addition to my duties in the House, I shall be having further meetings later today.
Dr. Moonie : To ask the Prime Minister to which Cabinet Minister the Teaching Company management committee reports.
The Prime Minister [holding answer 16 June 1993] : The Teaching Company management committee is a sub-committee of the Science and Engineering Research Council–SERC–and, therefore, formally reports to my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. However, the terms of reference of this committee require it, inter alia, to report to the engineering board of SERC and to the Department of Trade and Industry, as well as to other funding bodies, and to advise SERC’s engineering board, the DTI and others on the development of the scheme.