§ Mr. Hunt
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what financial assistance is being given by his Department to the Centre for Multi-Racial Studies at Sussex University and in Barbados; and what projects are being undertaken or are planned at the Centre for the eradication of colour prejudice in schools in the United Kingdom.
§ Mr. Edward Short
This Centre is housed in the University of Sussex, in accommodation provided with the aid of grant from the University Grants Committee. The Ministry of Overseas Development is making £80,000 available towards the cost of the setting up of the Centre in Barbados. In addition the Social Science Research Council has approved in principle a grant of £12,469 to the University of Sussex to assist the Centre in undertaking research into inter-ethnic relationships in Barbados and St. Lucia.
The work of the Centre is largely concerned with race relationships in the Caribbean area, and no projects are as yet planned bearing closely on colour prejudice in the schools of this country. It is, however, hoped that future work of the Centre will throw light on this problem.