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National Association For Multiracial Education

Volume 987: debated on Thursday 3 July 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what contacts his Department has had with the National Association for Multiracial Education in the last year; and if he will make a statement on the work of the association.

My noble Friend the Minister of State met representatives of the association in January. Regular contact with the association is maintained by a member of Her Majesty's Inspectorate who attends its meetings as an observer and other officials from my Department meet representatives of the association from time to time. This voluntary body has made a useful contribution to developments in the field of multiracial education and provides an information service to teachers and others in the education service.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what finance his Department has made available to the National Association for Multiracial Education in the last three years; for what purpose, and how much he plans to give it in the current financial year.

Grant aid from my Department to NAME has amounted to:

1977–78Nil
1978–79£3,500*
1979–80£3,500*
*support for publications
There are no plans to grant aid the association in the current financial year.