HC Deb 22 February 1978 vol 944 cc641-2W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department which, of the various immigrant organisations, as detailed on pages 34, 35 and 36 of the 1976–77 annual report of the United Kingdom Immigrant Advisory Service, receive financial aid from Government sources; and what amounts have been paid each year to each organisation since the date of their inception or commencement of such payments.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

My Department gives no financial support directly to the immigrant organisations listed in Appendix III of the 1976ߝ77 annual report of the United Kingdom Immigration Advisory service. The discretionary aid given by the former Community Relations Commission to immigrant and other organizations is shown in the annual reports of the Commision for 1968ߝ76. The Commision for Racial Equality is now empowered to give full similar support. Its first annual report will be published later this year.