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Dietary Health

Volume 227: debated on Wednesday 23 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will publish in tabula form details of all grants currently approved by her Department to support projects connected with diet health and cookery including the amount of the grant, the period for which it has been approved, the name and location of the person or organisation to which it is made and the name of the person responsible for accounting to her for the expenditure of public funds in each case.

The Department is currently funding one such project—"Get Cooking" managed by the National Food Alliance which aims to improve the basic cooking skills of young people as a contribution to healthy eating. Funding amounts to £60,000 over two years—£31,000 in 1992–93 and £29,000 in 1993–94—and is subject to the normal vigorous financial management of all projects awarded funding under section 64 of the Health Service and Public Health Act 1968.