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Railway Museum, Carrickfergus

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what encouragement he is giving to the Railway Preservation Society of Ireland in its efforts to establish a railway museum at Carrickfergus.

Grants paid under the Health and Personal Social Services (Northern Ireland) Order 1972
1984–85 £1983–84 £1982–83 £1981–82 £1980–81 £
Northern Ireland Council of Social Services276,000199,990177,507162,667149,680
Community Service Volunteers5,3818,06511,50023,27019,636
St. Vincent de Paul Society52,02639,30339,65033,25026,708
Belfast Voluntary Welfare Society3,5004,0003,0002,0002,000
Retirement Association of Northern Ireland7,2356,8906,5006,0006,000
International Voluntary Service14,43811,00011,71810,97610,700
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA)27,26825,97024,50021,00017,500
Northern Ireland Council for Orthopaedic Development16,80016,00013,00012,00012,000
National Deaf Children's Society2,4202,3002,0002,0002,000
Ulster Institute for the Deaf6,3006,0005,5005,0005,000
Age Concern71,87368,45064,57535,84130,747
Abbeyfield Society2,4002,4002,2002,0001,738
Royal Society for Mentally Handicapped Children and Adults7,5604,0003,7503,5003,000
Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health81,43269,25255,28552,23653,944
Northern Ireland Marriage Guidance Council31,98160,60033,59034,27822,500
Northern Ireland Council on Alcohol55,599139,46147,16843,34636,350
British Epilepsy Association (Northern Ireland Region)6,0002,6502,2002,0002,000
Northern Ireland Womans Aid Federation30,30020,70019,00017,30011,900
Northern Ireland Widows Association5,2301,525
Catholic Marriage Advisory Council70,90035,37830,00011,500
Church of Ireland Social and Family Welfare Society1,1201,0601,000750670
Blind Centre for Northern Ireland18,00010,0007,2006,6006,000
Multiple Sclerosis Action Group13,34012,70012,00011,0005,000
Soldiers, Sailors and Airmens Families Association700650600575500
Physically Handicapped and Able-Bodied13,0008,2507,5005,0003,000
Family Planning Association (NI Region)3,5003,3003,3003,3003,300
Council on Alcohol Related Problems23,92418,88726,93315,22411,940
Crossroads Care Attendant Scheme14,7005,833
Multiple Sclerosis Society (NI Branch)3,1503,0001,0001,000
Ambulance Services3,1503,1803,994
Womens Health Fair2,250
National Health Service Retirement Fellowship5575301,000
Home Insulation Schemes56,43738,0006,50060,000
Disabled Drivers' Association1,0501,000
National Schizophrenia Fellowship16,0655,250348
National Council for Carers and their Elderly Dependents500500
National Rubella Campaign700500
Northern Ireland Hospice50,000100,00012,000
Northlands Centre17,000664
Marie Curie Memorial Foundation5,000
Industrial Therapy Organisation25,000
Order of Malta Ambulance Corps15,500
British Red Cross Society1,289
Womens Information Group2,000
CRUSE in Northern Ireland11,250
Open Door Housing Resettlement Project7,000
Presbyterian Church in Ireland1,820
Northern Ireland Council for the Single Homeless1,500
Workers Education Association2,400

I accept in principle the need for the development of local museums, but because of pressure on resources I am unable to commit funds to this, and other, local museum initiatives. I will, however, keep the situation under review.