§ Mr. Ralph Howell
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list EEC Social Fund grants for the retraining of workers in the textile industry in the North-East, allocated during 1977.
§ Mr. John Grant
The North East would have received a proportionate share of the allocations made during 1977 from the EEC Social Fund to the Training Services Agency of £2,518,428, and to the Cotton and Allied Textiles Industry Training Board of £969,625 for retraining of workers in or leaving the textiles and clothing industries throughout Great Britain. It is not possible to calculate the amount of the share attributable to the North-East. Allocations to private companies in 1977 include two for Yorkshire firms totalling almost £100,000.