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John Smith Memorial Trust

Volume 459: debated on Monday 16 April 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what (a) financial and (b) other support her Department gave to the John Smith Memorial Trust in each of the last three years. (127921)

My Department has provided funding for the John Smith Memorial Trust's Fellowships for young leaders from the former Soviet Union. In the last three years, funding was as follows:

Amount (£)

2004-05

295,755

2005-06

305,000

2006-07

312,000

My Department also provides short placements for those Fellows with an interest in the Department's areas of work.