HC Deb 11 June 1986 vol 99 cc175-6W
Mr. Peter Bruinvels

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much Government money has been allocated through his Department under section 11 of the Local Government Act 1966 for the general education budget for the ethnic minorities in each of the past nine years and to date; if he will give the corresponding figures for Leicestershire; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Waddington

Grant under section 11 is paid to local authorities only in respect of staff employed to meet the special needs of Commonwealth immigrants. Applications for grant must meet the criteria set Out from time to time in circulars issued by the Department.

The table shows the total amount paid under section 11 to local authorities in England and Wales in respect of education posts for the years 1976–77 to 1983–84, with corresponding figures for Leicestershire county council. For 1984–85 the figures show the amount of grant claimed by local authorities for that year. The total amounts shown as paid to the county council in 1980–81 and 1981–82 exclude expenditure of £117,830 and £131,036 respectively on certain non-teaching posts; and for 1983–84 exclude a retrospective payment of £71,571 which in part relates to years earlier than those for which t he information has been requested. These excluded sums were all included in the information provided in the reply given to my hon. Friend on 25 April 1985, at column 512.

Expenditure on Education Posts under Section 11 of the Local Government Act 1966
Local Authorities in England and Wales £ Leicestershire County Council £
1976–77 24,549,043 1,398,976
1977–78 27,702,803 1,512,613
1978–79 32,660,564 1,515,082
Date Number of persons arrested Number of persons charged Offences with which charged Number of persons released without charge Longest period in custody before release*
6 May 0
12 May 19 0 19 3 hours 27 minutes
19 May 18 1 17 3 hours 21 minutes
28 May 0
2 June 17 17 6 hours 20 minutes
9 June 16 0 16 4 hours 40 minutes
* Relates to the last person released without charge. Others were released at earlier stages.
Obstruction of the highway and obstructing a police officer.
Released on police bail.
Local Authorities in England and Wales £ Leicestershire County Council £
1979–80 40,300,536 1,566,186
1980–81 52,766,750 1,863,595
1981–82 61,174,270 2,029,890
1982–83 68,456,613 2,269,149
1983–84 74,862,171 2,410,404
1984–85 80,399,293 2,509,702

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