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Written Answers

Thursday, 4th June 1998.

Who Decides?: Consultation Response

Lord Ashbourne asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Which, if any, of the organisations responding to the consultation document Who Decides? (Cm 3803) have been in receipt of government or local authority funding in the past year.[HL2025]

The Lord Chancellor (Lord Irvine of Lairg): The consultation document Who Decides? resulted in 246 responses from organisations. The organisations that have received government funding during the past year are set out below. Local authorities and health authorities may also have provided funds to some of the organisations listed, but there is no central record of this information.

    Aberdeen Royal Hospitals

    Action on Elder Abuse

    Age Concern

    Alzheimers Disease Society

    Anchor Trust

    Association for Residential Care

    Association of Health and Social Services Councils (NI)

    Association of Practitioners in Learning Disability

    Ballymena Borough Council

    Bedfordshire County Council

    Belfast City Hospital

    Bethlem & Maudsley NHS Trust

    BILD (British Institute of Learning Disabilities)

    British Association of Social Workers (NI)

    British Medical Association

    British Psychological Society

    Bryson House

    Bury & Rochdale Health Authority

    Cambridgeshire County Council

    Camden Social Services

    Cardiff and the Vale Parents Federation

    Cardiff Community of Healthcare

    Carers National Association

    Carmarthenshire County Council

    Central Social Services Advisory Committee (NI)

    Church of England--Board for Social Responsibility

    College of Occupational Therapists

    Cornwall County Council

    Corporation of London

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    Court Service--Civil and Family Business Branch

    Criminal Justice Policy Division--Northern Ireland Office

    Darlington Borough Council

    Disability Action (NI)

    Down's Syndrome Association

    Down Lisburn Trust

    East Berkshire NHS Trust

    Eastern Health and Social Services Board (NI)

    Enfield Community NHS Trust

    Family Heart Association

    Frenchay Healthcare Trust

    Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council

    Glay-y-Mor NHS Trust

    Gwynedd Community Health Trust

    Headway, Belfast

    Help the Aged

    Home Farm Trust

    Homefirst Community Trust

    Hounslow: London Borough of Hounslow

    Humberside Police

    Kensington and Chelsea: the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

    King's College London

    Kingston Upon Hull City Council

    Kirklees Metropolitan Council

    Lancashire County Council

    Lancaster Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

    Leeds City Council

    Leeds Community and Mental Health Services

    Leeds University

    Lewisham Borough Council

    Liverpool City Council

    Local Government Association

    London Borough of Hounslow

    Lord Chancellor's Medical Visitors

    Mancunian Community Health NHS Trust

    Medical Defence Union

    Medical Research Council


    Mental Health Act Commission

    Mental Health Foundation

    Mental Health Services of Salford

    Merthyr Tydfil County Borough


    Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre

    National Autistic Society

    National Board for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (NI)

    National Childbirth Trust

    National Consumer Council

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    National Council for Hospice & Specialist Palliative Care Services

    National Housing Federation

    National Institute for Social Work

    National Schizophrenia Fellowship

    Newport Borough Council

    Norfolk County Council

    North Durham Community Health Care

    North East Lincolnshire Council

    North Lincolnshire Council

    Northern Health and Social Services Board (NI)

    Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health

    Northern Ireland Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux

    Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities

    Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action

    Northern Ireland Council on Disability

    Northern Ireland Disability Council

    Nottingham Healthcare NHS Trust

    NSPKU (National Association for Phenylketonuria UK Ltd.)

    Official Solicitor for Northern Ireland

    Official Solicitor to the Supreme Court

    Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

    Open University

    Oxfordshire County Council

    Oxfordshire Learning Disabilities NHS Trust

    Oxleas NHS Trust

    PAPA (Parents and Professionals and Autism)

    Patients Association

    People First

    Phoenix NHS Trust (Bristol)


    Priority Healthcare Wearside

    Public Trust Office

    Queen's University Belfast

    RADAR (Royal Society for Disability and Rehabilitation)

    Reading Borough Council

    Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

    Relative Association


    Residents Advocacy Service--Ely Hospital Cardiff

    Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

    Royal College of Anaesthetists

    Royal College of General Practitioners

    Royal College of Midwives

    Royal College of Nursing

    Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

    Royal College of Physicians

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    Royal College of Psychiatrists

    Royal Ulster Constabulary

    Salford City Council

    Salford Community Healthcare NHS Trust

    Sandwell, West Midlands Department of Social Services

    SENSE--National Deafblind and Rubella Association

    Severn NHS Trust

    Sheffield City Council

    South and East Belfast Trust

    South Humber Health Authority

    South Lanarkshire Council

    Southampton Community Health Services NHS Trust

    Southampton City Council

    Southend Healthcare NHS Trust

    Southern Health and Social Services Board (NI)

    Standing Advisory Committee on Human Rights

    Stonham Housing Association Ltd.

    Strabane District Council

    Suffolk County Council

    Sunderland City Council

    Surrey County Council

    Swansea City Council

    Terrence Higgins Trust

    The London Borough of Sutton

    The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

    Threshold and United Response

    Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council

    UK Coalition of People living with HIV and AIDS

    United Kingdom Advocacy Network

    United Kingdom Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting

    University College London Medical School

    University of Birmingham

    University of Cambridge

    University of Dundee

    University of Liverpool

    University of Nottingham

    University of Reading

    University of Salford

    Values into Action

    Voice UK

    Warrington Community Health Care NHS Trust

    Warwickshire County Council

    Western Health and Social Services Board (NI)

    Weston Area Health Trust

    Whitley Council--LCD

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Culture Council, 28 May

Lord Monkswell asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What was the outcome of the Culture Council on 28 May.[HL2055]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: EU Ministers of Culture met on 28 May 1998 in Brussels. Ministers agreed a common position regarding the proposed European Parliament and Council decision establishing a Community action for "The European City of Culture" event for the years 2005 to 2019. Ministers also agreed the cities to be offered the title "European City of Culture" and "European Cultural Month" for the years 2001 to 2004.

The European Commission presented its proposal for a new culture framework programme. Ministers held an exchange of views on the Commission's proposal.

The Presidency provided the Council with information about an informal meeting between the Cultural Affairs Committee and representatives of the Council of Europe which took place on 16 April and focused on the impact of new technologies upon culture.

The Commission provided the Council with a progress report on its study on cross border fixed book prices in the European Union.

Ministers also held an exchange of views on culture and employment.

Ministers agreed a draft recommendation concerning the protection of minors and human dignity in audiovisual and information services.

The Presidency gave a report on the European Audiovisual Conference: "Challenges and Opportunities of the Digital Age", which was held in Birmingham on 6-8 April. The Council adopted Council conclusions on the outcome of the Conference.

Ministers discussed a proposal to establish a European Film Award and the Commission agreed to undertake a study. Under any other business, access to archives in the European Union, the importance of music and the music sector, and Weimar's plans as City of Culture 1999 were mentioned.

Parking on the Mall

Viscount Astor asked Her Majesty's Government:

    Which government departments, quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations or other organisations are permitted to park adjacent to the Mall in central London; and how many permits are allocated to each body; and[HL1951]

    What criteria are used in allocating permits to park adjacent to the Mall in central London; and whether they consider the allocation of a parking space is a "benefit in kind" for the recipient.[HL1952]

Lord McIntosh of Haringey: Responsibility for the subject of these questions has been delegated to

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the Royal Parks Agency under its Chief Executive, Mr. David Welch. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.

Letter to Viscount Astor from the Chief Executive of the Royal Parks Agency, Mr. David Welch, dated 4 June 1998.

I have been asked by Lord McIntosh of Haringey to reply to your two parliamentary Questions about parking on the Mall.

The criteria for deciding who should be eligible for parking on the Mall are that the individual works unsocial hours, or is disabled, or a car is essential for official business. Departments and other organisations are responsible for considering applications against these criteria. They would consider whether the allocation of a parking space should be treated as a "benefit in kind".

The number of permits currently issued to departments and other organisations is listed below:

Privy Council7
Foreign and Commonwealth Office31
Downing Street (including Government Chief Whips' office)70
Cabinet Office40
Parliamentary Counsel9
Scottish Office11
Black Rod/House of Lords16
Museums & Galleries Commission3
Royal Fine Arts Commission6
Commonwealth Secretariat30
Government Hospitality Fund14
Parliamentary Press Gallery32
Foreign Press Association2

In addition, the Lord Chamberlain's office has a number of spaces allocated for its staff.

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