HC Deb 21 May 1986 vol 98 c178W
Mr. Greenway

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what Government funds are made available to the Institute of Criminology at the University of Cambridge; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mellor

The Institute of Criminology is part of the University of Cambridge and hence receives Government funds through the University Grants Committee. Additional funds are provided from Government sources for specific research or raining initiatives. The Home Office research and planning unit made research grants to the institute totalling £68,000 in the financial year 1985–86, for studies concerning neighbourhood watch and the development of delinquency. I understand that the institute also received research grants from DHSS for work on intermediate treatment, and from the ESRC (Economic and Social Research Council), as part of its initiative on crime and criminal justice. The institute receives further funds from a variety of sources for specific training and seminar initiatives, including during 1985–86 £6,000 from the Home Office research and planning unit.