HC Deb 26 July 1974 vol 877 cc575-6W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of the claims totalling 238 million units of account submitted to the EEC Social Fund for generalised retraining schemes in areas of industrial decline have been submitted by Her Majesty's Government; and what proportion of these appertain to schemes planned for Wales.

Mr. John Fraser

The United Kingdom has submitted applications totalling about 68 million units of account in respect of expenditure in 1974 for schemes of training in its assisted areas.

operational conversion units in the financial years 1970–71 to 1973–74 inclusive is as follows:

Rather more than 11 per cent. of this figure relates to training in Wales.