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Eec Grants

Volume 884: debated on Thursday 23 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the total amount of EEC fund grants which have been paid to Northern Ireland in respect of apprenticeship training, rehabilitation, agriculture and the fishing industry, respectively; and what are the particular schemes to which these funds relate.

Article 5—General
(i)Training in Government training centres for adults, young persons and apprentices4,272,052
(ii)Training on employer's premises884,677
(iii)Attachment to industry101,783
(v)Capitation grants46,507
(vi)Other training schemes9,192
(vii)Rehabilitation of the handicapped66,751
(viii)Mobility schemes119,829
Article 4—Workers in the Textile Industry6,391,765
(i)Training in Government training centres88,434
(ii)Training on employer's premises178,526
Total expenditure6,832,259
Details of commitments to Northern Ireland under the European farm fund were given in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Blackpool, South (Mr. Blaker) on Monday 25th November 1974—[Vol. 882, c. 67.]. Since then the European Commission has announced that for Northern Ireland a fish processing and cold store plant and 14 fishing vessels will be aided by the guidance section of the fund to the extent of £636,833 under the 1974 programme. This sum is a first allocation; a second allocation under the 1974 programme will be announced at a later date by the Commission.