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Community Relations Commission

Volume 886: debated on Monday 10 February 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what proportion of the financial resources made available to the Community Relations Commission in 1973 and 1974, respectively, has been used for educational purposes;(2) how much financial assistance has been made available to the Community Relations Commission in the years 1973 and 1974.

This information is not readily available by calendar year. The following table sets out for the three financial years which span 1973 and 1974 (a) the total grant-in-aid made available to the Community Relations Commission and (b) that part of the grant-in-aid estimated by the commission as spent on the work carried out by specialist education officers:

(a)(b)
££
1972–73718,00018,713
1973–74931,00027,238
1974–75*1,334,00038,986
* Estimated.
In addition, a number of projects for which the commission makes financial assistance available to local organisations serve an educational purpose. Information about the assistance given to local

Some of the constituencies in England straddle county boundaries. For the purpose of calculating the following table the whole of the population of these constituencies has been included in the county in which the majority of the constituency's electorate lies in each such case:

projects is published in the commission's annual reports, which are laid before Parliament. It is not practicable, however, to calculate the precise proportion of such assistance devoted to educational purposes.