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European Social Fund

Volume 974: debated on Monday 26 November 1979

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asked the Prime Minister if she is satisfied that the European social fund gives sufficient help to voluntary organisations concerned with employment issues.

The European social fund may meet half the cost of retraining, resettlement or rehabilitation schemes operated by public authorities.

Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire were as follows:

In the case of private bodies, the fund may contribute an amount equal to or not exceeding, any grant-aid from a public authority. Applications from voluntary bodies are welcomed, but few of them operate schemes which come within the scope of the fund because their work is concerned more with welfare than employment.