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Ethnic Community Schemes

Volume 86: debated on Wednesday 13 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how much his Department has spent for the past five years, including the present financial year, on support for ethnic community schemes; and what proportion this figure is compared to the whole urban aid scheme.

The approved urban programme expenditure on projects of a specific benefit to ethnic minority communities for the last five years was as follows:

Amount* £ millionProportion of UP expenditure† percentage
1981–8284
1982–83156
1983–84279
1984–853211
1985–863912
* This is the total of approved partnership, programme authority and traditional urban programme expenditure on ethnic minority projects including figures for both new and committed schemes. An estimate is included for the Liverpool partnership for 1985–86.
† These percentages relate to the total approved inner area programme expenditure for the partnership and programme authorities, and the traditional urban programme. The approved expenditure includes an element of overprogramming to allow for programme slippage, so the final outturn position may not precisely reflect the pattern of approvals.