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Immigrants (European Social Fund Assistance)

Volume 895: debated on Thursday 17 July 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment whether he will ensure that the grant from the European Social Fund in the form of aid towards assisting United Kingdom immigrants from non-EEC countries is used to finance additional expenditure rather than to meet the costs of existing programmes; and whether district councils are recognised as public bodies for the purpose of making grant applications.

The answer to the first part of the Question is "No". In order to minimise public expenditure, it is the Government's policy that receipts from the European Social Fund should be used to defray the cost of existing programmes. The answer to the second part of the Question is "Yes".

Type of Project
AreaPainting and decorating (e.g., in homes of old or physically handicapped people, or community centres)Building and construction (e.g., renovation of property for community use, erection offences, laying concrete, repairing canal bridges, boatbuilding,
ProjectsEmployeesProjectsEmployees
Dundee326536
Glasgow538540
North Tyne329212
Wearside438322
Cleveland452529
South Yorkshire230761
Liverpool224
Gwent19556
West Cumbria14423
South Tyne433530
Humberside324537
Leeds326315
North Lanarks523637
Lower Clyde217
Manchester12433
West Midlands216432
Knowsley53819
Camden/Islington11215
Lewisham18438
Mid Glamorgan432
Totals5043275564
Type of Project
AreaGardening (e.g., gardening for old people, tidying churchyards, clearing canal towpaths)Social work (e.g., personal care and service in old people's homes and clubs playgroups and special schools)
ProjectsEmployeesProjectsEmployees
Dundee217312
Glasgow216857
North Tyne647321
Wearside438431
Cleveland236
South Yorkshire18446
Liverpool1075
Gwent217226
West Cumbria121
South Tyne219612
Humberside
Leeds19111
North Lanarks519
Lower Clyde220
Manchester315
West Midlands112
Knowsley111229
Camden/Islington
Lewisham
Mid Glamorgan17
Totals2118258450