HC Deb 27 May 1976 vol 912 cc387-8W
Rev. Ian Paisley

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what new schemes have been initiated in Northern Ireland because of EEC grants.

Mr. Moyle

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 20th May 1976; Vol. 911, c. 707], gave the following information:

The dairy herd conversion scheme, which was introduced in 1973 and ended on 31st December 1974, and the FEOGA individual projects scheme, which has applied in Northern Ireland since United Kingdom entry to the EEC, are the only new agricultural schemes arising out of EEC membership. All applications to the European Regional Development Fund have been in respect of existing projects. The likelihood of financial support from the European Social Fund is taken into account when decisions are taken on whether to introduce new employment and training schemes.