asked the Secretary of State for the Home Departent what payments have been made by the Equal Opportunities Commission to outside bodies from its current budget; and what is the total sum available for such payments.
The Equal Opportunities Commission has powers under Section 54 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 to assist other bodies to undertake research and educational activities. I am informed that during the financial year 1976–77 the Commission has made the following grants to other bodies:
|National Council for Civil Liberties||5,000|
|Brent Community Law Centre||1,000|
|Rights of Women||3,000|
|Women's Research and Resources||3,000|