HC Deb 19 May 1988 vol 133 c544W
47. Mr. Marlow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the annual cost to his Department of race relations policies, including the Commission for Racial Equality.

Mr. John Patten

Lead responsibility for race relations policy rests within the Home Office with the equal opportunities and general department. In 1987–88 the total cost, including staff costs, allocated out of Home Office expenditure to these policies was £11.6 million. Of this, £10.8 million was paid in grant in aid to the Commission for Racial Equality.

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