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Centre For World Development Education

Volume 78: debated on Friday 10 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement with regard to the policy of Her Majesty's Government towards the Centre for World Development Education, with particular reference to its funding in the period 1979 to 1985 and in the future.

The Government have provided financial support for the Centre for World Development Education since it was established in 1977. In the period 1979–80 to 1984–85 grants totalling £793,000 were provided. Subject to Parliamentary approval I propose to allocate £100,000 per annum for 1985–86 and 1986–87. Our hope is that the continuation of support in this way will enable the centre to identify secure sources of funds for their activities from non-Government sources.