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Community Transport

Volume 892: debated on Tuesday 13 May 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has now made a grant towards the headquarters costs of the voluntary organisation known as Community Transport by way of a three-year rolling programme, to help set up a national volunteer community transport network.

A grant has been made for the headquarters' administration costs of Community Transport, Manchester, for the financial year 1975–76. This is not intended to help set up a national network. In the present difficult situation the funds of the Voluntary Services Unit must go to meet existing commitments and to help worthwhile projects threatened with financial failure rather than to support new services or the expansion and development of existing ones.