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European Community Social Fund

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many separate applications are being considered currently by his Department for assistance in training, retraining and other anti-unemployment measures from the EEC Northumberland local employment areas, respectively.

Following is the information at 10th February:Social Fund; and what is the total estimated value of all these schemes if approved.

102 applications have so far been made to the EEC Social Fund for assistance towards United Kingdom expenditure in 1977 on eligible activities. Of these, 88 have been in respect of the training or retraining of people who are unemployed or threatened with unemployment, and the amount involved is £96·7 million. Further applications will be made as appropriate.