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Section 11 Grants

Volume 86: debated on Monday 11 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much is spent on section 11 grants per annum in England and Wales.

Total grant paid to local authorities in respect of the financial year 1983–84, the latest year for which figures are available, is £73,108,128. Certain payments are provisional subject to audit and final acceptance by the Home Office, and final figures may therefore be slightly different.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many workers are currently employed on section 11 grants for the Chinese community; on what schemes; and where these schemes are located.

On the information readily available, we are aware of nineteen such posts. These are:

Camden1 Community services librarian
1 Social worker
2 Social worker assistants
1 Housing adviser
Barking and Dagenham1 Cantonese bilingual ESL teacher—infant
1 Bilingual clerical assistant at language unit—Cantonese
Merseyside2 Chinese community workers
Liverpool3 Social workers (Chinese unit)


1 Housing area liaison officer (Chinese community)
1 Senior assistant librarian
Manchester1 Librarian
1 Library assistant
1 Community information officer
Westminster1 Librarian (Chinese community)
1 Specialist social worker.