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European Social Fund

Volume 164: debated on Thursday 21 December 1989

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To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on allocations to the United Kingdom by the European social fund for measures for the long-term unemployed and young people in Great Britain for the period 1990 to 1992.

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement about allocations to the United Kingdom by the European social fund for measures for the long-term unemployed and young people in Great Britain for the period 1990 to 1992.

Having obtained the agreement of the British Government, on 20 December 1989 the Commission of the European Communities made its decision on European social fund allocations to the United Kingdom for training and employment of long-term unemployed people and of young people under objectives 3 and 4 of the Community's structural funds. The decision is contained in the Community support framework, a copy of which will be placed in the Library.The priorities of the Community support framework will guide the allocation of 1,025 million ecu (approximately £782 million) made available by the Commission under these objectives of the fund for the three years 1990 to 1992. This is the highest allocation to any member state and represents 24·8 per cent. of the budget which the Commission has distributed.The Commission has yet to take decisions on allocations to particular programmes.