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Know How Fund: Policy

Volume 591: debated on Thursday 9 July 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether it is their policy in central and eastern Europe to focus Know How funding on the poorest and most disadvantaged sectors of society rather than on those individuals who are capable of undergoing training in the United Kingdom. [HL2473]

Our policy is to support the process of transition to pluralist democracy and a market economy in a way which promotes and recognises the interests of all the people in transition countries. This objective is achieved by a variety of activities, including some directly aimed at reducing poverty and social exclusion. Projects include training in the United Kingdom where appropriate.