§ 27. Mr. Mike Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection how much money will be provided by his Department to support citizens' advice bureaux in 1978–79.
§ 35. Mr. Shepherd
asked the Secretary of State for Prices and Consumer Protection what is the total amount of the central Government allocation to local authorities for citizens' advice bureaux.
§ Mr. John Fraser
My Department will this year be providing grant assistance46W totalling nearly £1.1 million to the National Association of Citizens' Advice Bureaux in Great Britain. In addition, local authority assistance for individual citizens' advice bureaux is eligible for rate support grant assistance from central Government. It is, however, for local authorities to decide their own budget priorities, and therefore how much, if any, of their total income should be spent on citizens' advice bureaux. Our best present estimate of total local authority expenditure on citizens' advice bureaux in Great Britain is £2 million per annum.