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Health Education Council (Grants)

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 23 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will list the Government grants to the Health Education Council in each of the past five years, for the current year and estimates for the next two years; if he will give details of the major programmes which he has asked the Health Education Council to undertake in the next two years; and if he will make a statement.

The amounts actually expended by the Health Education Council during each of the years 1973–74 to 1977–78 from funds provided by my Department were—£ millions—£1·696, £1·040, £1·756, £1·561 and £3·068 respectively. For 1978–79, the final outturn is expected to be £3·694 million. The preliminary provision for 1979–80 was, and for 1980–81 is, £3·274 million but in order to assist the Council to undertake an expanded programme of activities next year I am now able to say that we are making an additional £1 million available during 1979–80, making the total figure £4·274 million.In doing so I have asked the Council to consider how it can best help to supplement the measures my Department proposes to take in 1979 to reduce perinatal and neonatal mortality and morbidity.But, apart from this, I understand that the Council, which functions independently of my Department, plans to use its allocation for 1979–80 to finance continued activity in connection with its "Better Health Campaign", and to carry on further health education work in such fields as smoking, alcohol and human relationships.