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Eec Social Fund

Volume 888: debated on Thursday 13 March 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment what drawings from the EEC Social Fund were made by each of the member countries in 1974 ; what percentage of the total payments out of the fund the payments to the United Kingdom represented ; and how these figures compare with the equivalent figures in 1973.

Allocations to the member countries for 1973 and 1974 were as follows :

19731974
£ million£ million
Belgium3·02·7
Denmark2·15·1
Germany8·311·7
France15·120·6
Ireland4·17·0
Italy18·230·3
Luxembourg0·020·004
Netherlands2·82·8
United Kingdom23·925·9
Totals77·5106·1
Allocations to the United Kingdom in 1973 and 1974 represented approximately 31 per cent, and 24 per cent., respectively of the total allocations from the fund for these years.