§ The Minister of State, Welsh Office (Sir Wyn Roberts)
The latest available figures, at outturn prices, are £8.96 million in 1987–88, £9.35 million in 1988–89 and £11.66 million in 1989–90, a real terms increase of some 14 per cent. over the period.
§ Sir Wyn Roberts
I am delighted to tell my hon. Friend that since 1979–80 Welsh Office support has trebled in real terms, and some 320 voluntary bodies now benefit. It is the Government's policy to have a healthy and vigorous voluntary sector.