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Independent Living Fund

Volume 205: debated on Tuesday 10 March 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the annual contributions from Government sources to the independent living fund since its establishment, together with any initial contributions involved in the setting up of the fund.

The independent living fund was established in 1988 with an initial contribution into its trust fund of £4,500. Provision for the fund in 1988–89 was £5 million. Actual expenditure was £1 million in 1988–89; £10 million in 1989–90 and £26 million in 1990–91. Provision for the fund in the current financial year is £54 million.

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security if he will list the names, backgrounds and associations of the 10 trustees of the independent living fund.

The independent living fund's trustees are as follows:

  • Mr. Derek Chislett
  • Sir Geoffrey Dalton
  • Miss Eilis Gallagher
  • Mr. Joe Hennessy
  • Mr. Trevan Hingston (Chairman)
  • Mr. Stewart Lyon (Treasurer)
  • Mr. Bert Massie
  • Mr. Jack McGregor
  • Miss Pauline Thompson (Vice Chairman)
  • Mrs. Winifred Tumim
Five of the trustees—Mr. Chislett, Sir Geoffrey Dalton, Miss Gallagher, Mr. Hingston and Mrs. Tumim—were appointed by the Secretary of State. The remainder were appointed by the independent living fund's co-founders, the Disablement Income Group.