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Royal Society For The Prevention Of Accidents

Volume 656: debated on Thursday 29 March 1962

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is aware that road, home, industrial and agricultural safety activities of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents are now running at a deficit of £5,000 a year; and if Her Majesty's Government will increase the total grant for all these activities in the interests of human safety.

My right hon. Friend is concerned only with the grant made to the Society in respect of its home safety activities. While my right hon. Friend is aware from the published accounts that expenditure on these activities has exceeded income in recent years, he is informed that there has been some improvement in the current financial year and that the Society estimates that this will continue in 1962–63. My right hon. Friend and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland are proposing to make grants in the coming financial year at the same level as in the current year.