HC Deb 09 April 1986 vol 95 c111W
Mr. Rowe

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much expenditure on new projects related to educational needs in a multi-ethnic society will be supported through education support grants in 1986–87.

Mr. Chris Patten

Expenditure of £886,000 in 1986–87 has been approved for education support grant for new pilot projects to meet the educational needs of those from ethnic minorities, to promote harmony between different racial groups, or in other ways to prepare pupils and students for life in a multi-ethnic society. In addition eight such projects involving expenditure of £194,000 will be supported under the traditional urban programme.