§ Mr. Brotherton
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the activities of the Youth Services Forum; how much has it cost public funds to date since its inception; and what plans he has for its future.
§ Mr. Macfarlane
The Youth Service Forum was set up by the Labour Government in December 1976 with the remit to adive on national policy for the youth 115W service in England and Wales. To date it has cost about £11,000, but that does not include secretariat staff costs, and other claims on the time of officials, which cannot be accurately costed. My right hon. and learned Friend and I are currently assessing the work of this body.