§ Mr. Kilfedder
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the total amount of EEC fund grants which have been paid to Northern Ireland in respect of apprenticeship training, rehabilitation, agriculture and the fishing industry, respectively; and what are the particular schemes to which these funds relate.
Expenditure £ Article 5—General (i) Training in Government training centres for adults, young persons and apprentices … 4,272,052 (ii) Training on employer's premises … 884,677 (iii) Attachment to industry … 101,783 (iv) Counter-redundancy … 890,974 (v) Capitation grants … 46,507 (vi) Other training schemes … 9,192 (vii) Rehabilitation of the handicapped … 66,751 (viii) Mobility schemes … 119,829 Article 4—Workers in the Textile Industry 6,391,765 (i) Training in Government training centres … 88,434 (ii) Training on employer's premises … 178,526 (iii) Counter-redundancy … 173,534 Total expenditure … 6,832,259
Details of commitments to Northern Ireland under the European farm fund were given in reply to a question by the hon. Member for Blackpool, South (Mr. Blaker) on Monday 25th November 1974—[Vol. 882, c. 67.]. Since then the European Commission has announced that for Northern Ireland a fish processing and cold store plant and 14 fishing vessels will be aided by the guidance section of the fund to the extent of £636,833 under the 1974 programme. This sum is a first allocation; a second allocation under the 1974 programme will be announced at a later date by the Commission.