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Handicapped Persons

Volume 887: debated on Friday 7 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the grant given for the rehabiliation of handicapped persons from the European Economic Community in the third and fourth allocation from the 1974 Social Fund Budget.

In December 1974 the Commission of the European Communities approved an application for assistance from the European Social Fund submitted in respect of services discharged by the Department of Manpower Services in Northern Ireland. An allocation of £130,000 was made for operations in 1974 to assist the rehabilitation and vocational training of handicapped persons with a view to absorbing them into normal employment.