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European Social Fund

Volume 33: debated on Tuesday 7 December 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the projects in the United Kingdom which received money from the European social fund in 1980 and 1981 under the women's training projects heading of the social fund.

The following schemes of training exclusively for women aged over 25 years were assisted by the fund in 1980 and 1981:

Organisation and schemeAllocation
Hatfield polytechnic—accountancy foundation course37,000
Co-operative bank, Merseyside —training for supervisory work at a level where women are under-represented21,579
Leicestershire county council—training in the field of arts/crafts occupations5,923
Manpower Services Conunission—skillcentre training in life and social skills plus vocational training as preparation for employment in male-dominated areas224,522
Hatfield polytechnic—new opportunities and accountancy foundation course51,000
Bradford College—training as light vehicle drivers14,565
Organisation and schemeAllocation
Chelmer institute of higher education—pre-training course in male-dominated areas2,826
Leicestershire county council—training or retraining in dress, embroidery and design3,878
Chelmer institutue of higher education—training in basic skills70,400
Lambeth women's workshop—skill training in carpentry20,724
East Leeds women's workshop—skills training for jobs in which women are under-represented105,286

* Year in which allocation was made.

In addition, the social fund makes allocations to a large number of schemes open to women and men alike.