asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what financial support has been given to the Schools Council in the years 1973 and 1974.
The Department and the local education authorities finance the Schools Council jointly. The grants for the financial years 1973–74 amounted to £1,738,000 and the approved grants for 1974–75 total £1,590,000. The latter figure is lower than for the previous year to allow for accumulated reserves.
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of the resources made available to the Schools Council by his Department in 1974 has been allocated to research grants and projects designed to promote education for a multi-racial society.
Because research and development projects are normally spread over a period of years it is not realistic to isolate expenditure upon them in a particular year. The total cost of current projects with a direct bearing on education for a multi-racial society is £354,000. Work on other projects is being carried out with the needs of a multi-racial society in mind.