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Redundant Steel Workers (Wales)

Volume 990: debated on Monday 4 August 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Industry what is the total amount of financial assistance to Wales for aid to redundant steelworkers.

Under the support and training scheme operated by my Department, and funded jointly with the European Community, some £33 million has been allocated to date to direct aid to redundant steel workers in Wales. This is in addition to the indirect benefits of industrial development measures in steel closure areas of Wales, details of which have been announced by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales.