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Conductive Education: Financial Support

Volume 592: debated on Thursday 30 July 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:How much financial support has been given to the United Kingdom based conductive educational establishments over the last five years; and how this compares with the financial support given to their overseas counterparts over the same period. [HL2935]

The total amount of government funding of conductive education establishments in the United Kingdom over the financial years 1993–94 to 1997–98 was £1,878,112. This was provided by the Scottish Office to the Scottish Centre for Children with Motor Impairments (£1,838,112) and by the Department of Health to the National Institute for Conductive Education (£40,000): £1,750,000 paid by the UK in 1991 together with accrued interest is currently being used to extend and refurbish the Peto Institute in Budapest under an inter-governmental agreement of March 1997 with the Hungarian Government.