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Commission For Racial Equality

Volume 86: debated on Monday 11 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish in the Official Report details of numbers of staff employed by the Commission for Racial Equality in each of its offices; and how many of these are Welsh speaking.

The number of staff currently employed by the Commission for Racial Equality in each of its offices is:

Number

London162
Manchester14
Leeds9
Birmingham13
Leicester6

I understand that the commission has one fluent Welsh language speaker in its London office.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the dates on which Ministers from his Department have, since May 1979, met the chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality, indicating what was the general subject of discussion at each such meeting.

Since May 1979 Home Office Ministers have met the chairman of the Commission for Racial Equality on a number of occasions to discuss general matters of mutual interest affecting the commission; the most recent meeting was on 2 October when my right hon. Friend met the chairman and other members of the commission.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the cost of maintaining the Commission for Racial Equality in each of the last five years.

In the last five years, the Commission for Racial Equality has received grant-in-aid as follows:

Year£ million
1980–817,036
1981–827,856
1982–838,392
1983–848,720
1984–859,261

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish in the Official Report details as to how many complaints the Commission for Racial Equality received from (a) England, (b) Northern Ireland, (c) Scotland and (d) Wales, respectively, for the last year for which this information is available.

I understand that in 1984 the commission received 1,202 complaints: 1,172 from England, 12 from Scotland and 18 from Wales. The Race Relations Act 1976 does not extend to Northern Ireland.