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European Community

Volume 975: debated on Wednesday 5 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment how many of his officials were sent to Brussels in 1978 to discuss EEC matters; what was the total man-days involved; and what was the cost to public funds of travel and subsistence, including sums reimbursed by the Commission.

[pursuant to his reply, 30 November 1979, c. 809]: The information asked for does, lf course, relate to the period of office of the previous Administration. I understand that in 1978 the position was as follows:For the Department of Employment group—including Manpower Services Commission and the Employment and Training Divisions adaptations to their premises or equipment to enable disabled people to obtain or retain employment since October 1978.

[pursuant to his reply, 3 December 1979, c. 25]: I am informed by the Manpower Services Commission that 103 applications for grants have been received, of which 80 have been authorised since 1 October 1978.