asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what financial support has been given to the Social Science Research Council in the years 1973 and 1974, respectively.
The total of the Social Science Research Council's grant-in-aid for 1972–73 was £5,097,000 and for 1973–74 was £5,576,000. Approved Estimates for 1974–75 total £6,767,000, and a further £275,000 is being requested in a Spring Supplementary Estimate.
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of the resources made available to the Social Science Research Council by his Department in 1974 has been allocated to research grants and projects designed to promote education for a multiracial society.
Social Science Research Council research grants current in 1973–74 and 1974–75, concerned to further our understanding of aspects of ethnic relations, totalled £115,640. This sum represents 2 per cent. of all the council's research grants current in those years. In addition the budget of the council's Research Unit on Ethnic Relations in these two years was £69,480 and £102,500 (estimated) respectively. I am asking the officers of the council to write to my hon. Friend with further details.