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Ministerial Correction

Thursday 5 June 2008

Women and Equality

Milton Keynes Racial Equality Council

16. Mr. Mark Lancaster (North-East Milton Keynes) (Con): What funding the Government provided to Milton Keynes racial equality council in each of the last two financial years. [204060]

[Official Report, 8 May 2008, Vol. 475, c. 838-39.]

Letter from Barbara Follett:


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An error has been identified in the Oral answer given to the hon. Member for North-East Milton Keynes (Mr. Lancaster) on 8 May 2008. The correct answer should have been:

Barbara Follett: As the hon. Gentleman knows, Milton Keynes racial equality council has got £60,027 from central Government, but I agree that its funding from the Equality and Human Rights Commission has been cut this year. That is because the commission awarded £10.9 million to successful applicants in its first grants this April. That was a competitive process because, as usual, the numbers of applicants exceeded the amount of money available, and entries were rigorously assessed. Milton Keynes REC can apply again later this year for the 2009-10 programme. However, Milton Keynes council has received £105,000 from the Government office for the east midlands extremism fund. The allocation of those funds is obviously a matter for the local authority, but it might be wise if Milton Keynes REC approaches it. I would be very happy to meet the hon. Gentleman.


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