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Royal Society For The Prevention Of Accidents

Volume 984: debated on Tuesday 6 May 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has paid to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents for each of the last four years; and if he will provide a breakdown of the figures.

Grants are paid to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents in respect of its road and home safety functions in Scotland. The sums paid during the last four financial years are as follows:

Road Safety
1976–7737,000
1977–7839,930
1978–7943,000
1979–8054,041
Home Safety
1976–773,500
1977–783,500
1978–795,500
1979–805,800
The grant covers the salaries and administrative costs of the Scottish Director and his five staff. ROSPA's Scottish Office engages in publicity and promotion work; organising the child cyclists proficiency scheme; and servicing the Scottish Accident Prevention Council. A breakdown of the costs of each of these activities is not available.