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Deaf Persons (Core Funding)

Volume 115: debated on Wednesday 6 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will have discussions with representatives of the Royal Association in Aid of Deaf People regarding core funding; and if he will make a statement.

Officials from the Department met representatives of the association in November to discuss its application for a grant. I regret that in the light of those discussions we decided that funding would not be appropriate, and the association has been informed accordingly.