HC Deb 30 April 1975 vol 891 c158W
Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will publish particulars of aid received by Northern Ireland from the European Community.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

£3,362,650 has been received from the European Social Fund for expenditure on employment, training, rehabilitation and resettlement services in Northern Ireland in 1973.

Loans totalling £2,650,000 have been received by companies in Northern Ireland from the European Investment Bank. £14,158 has been paid from the regional studies budget of the European Commission towards the cost of an industrial survey. £1,605.90 has been received for a labour force survey carried out in 1973, and £107.33 for a survey of agricultural earnings. £9,000 has been paid for the Northern Ireland part of a survey of bovine livestock.