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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


    MENCAP


    Mental Health Act Commission


    Mental Health Foundation


    Mental Health Services of Salford


    Merthyr Tydfil County Borough


    MIND


    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)


    Praxis


    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


    RESCARE


    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:

Number
Privy Council7
Foreign and Commonwealth Office31
Treasury17
MAFF2
Downing Street (including Government Chief Whips' office)70
Cabinet Office40
Parliamentary Counsel9
Scottish Office11
Black Rod/House of Lords16
MoD20
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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