28. Mr. Ted Garrett
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will consider increasing the funding of debt advice services as a resource for households in debt.
§ Mr. Leigh
My Department does not specifically fund debt advice services, and I have no plans to do so. However, a large proportion of debt advice is provided by local citizens advice bureaux, as part of their general advisory work. Local bureaux receive most of their funding from local authorities, but my Department funds the National Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux and Citizens Advice Scotland, which provide support services for local bureaux. Total DTI grant in aid to NACAB and CAS will be more than £11 million in 1990–91.