§ Mrs. Fenner
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the United Kingdom projects which have successfully qualified for aid under that section of the European social fund designed to help women aged over 25 years.
§ Mr. Peter Morrison
Between 1978 when the scheme for the training of women was introduced and 1980, six applicants received allocations from the European social fund to assist schemes of training for women over 25. The individual allocations were as follows:
Year in which allocation was made Organisation and Scheme Allocation £ 1978 Manpower Services Commission (Training Services Division) — Wider Opportunities for Women 12,667 1979 Manpower Services Commission (Training Services Division) — Wider Opportunities for Women 425,791 Distributive Industry Training Board (Northern Ireland) — Women returning to work in wholesaling and retailing 10,993 1980 Hatfield Polytechnic — accountancy foundation course 37,000 Co-operative Bank, Merseyside — training for supervisory work at a level where women are under-represented 21,579 Leicestershire County Council — training for women in the field of arts/crafts occupations 5,923