§ Mr. Cartwright
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 13 June,Official Report, columns 367–8, to the hon. Member for Woolwich, when he will have finished considering the report of the efficiency scrutiny of the section 11 grant scheme under the Local Government Act 1986; and when he will be publishing the report.
§ Mr. John Patten
The report of the scrutiny into grants under section 11 of the Local Government Act 1966 was published on 3 July. Copies of the report were placed in the Library.
The report contains a number of recommendations to improve the effectiveness of section 11 grant. We are considering further those recommendations with a view to improving the important service that the grant provides in enabling Britain's ethnic minorities to overcome barriers to their full involvement in the mainstream of national life.