File comprises correspondence with a diverse range of ministers, council leaders and Members of Parliament concerning issues such as the following: asylum seekers, National Lottery and ethnic minorities, global poverty, enterprise development, Ministerial Advisory Forum on Race, Stephen Lawrence, education and employment in Haringey, heritage, international development, trade, aid, sport, health, establishment of the Caribbean Advisory Group, Caribbean industry and bananas, inner city youth employment projects, race relations, All Party Group on Race and Community, welfare, Black artists and musicians, marginalisation of Black and minority ethnic film makers, business exchange visits, South Africa, Teaching and Higher Education Bill (Lords), ethnic minority recruitment and the police force, Montserrat, United States Black Economist Professor Ron Walters. Includes written exchanges with correspondents such as Jack Straw [Secretary of State], Barbara Roche [Parliamentary Under Secretary of State], Clare Short [Secretary of State for International Development], Frank Dobson [Secretary of State for Health], George Foulkes [Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, Department of International Development], Robin Cook [Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office], Tom Cox [Minister of State, Department of Heritage], Herman Ouseley [Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality], Doug Henderson [Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth office]. Some correspondence of note includes Bernie Grant’s letter with Clare Short re issues such as youth exchanges, Global Trade Centre [previously, International Trade Centre], the Black International Construciton Organisation (BICO), and ‘mutual benefit’ arrangements; letter concerning the opening of the International Trade Centre; and a personal facsimile issued to the House of Commons speaker re Bernie Grant’s ailing health and desire to attend the Home Secretary’s statement on the MacPherson Report into the death of Stephen Lawrence.