§ Sir Anthony Meyer
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what proportion of total expenditure under each of the major training and retraining projects supervised by his Department was funded through the European social fund in each of the past three years for which figures are available.
§ Mr. Alison
Details of Manpower Services Commission expenditure on the youth opportunities programme, the training opportunities scheme, the training for skills programme and community industry, together with the details of European social fund allocations made in the relevant years, are given in the following tables. Since fund allocations are made on a calendar year basis, while commission expenditure is calculated on a financial year basis, the figures are not directly comparable. Fund allocations relate in some cases to periods longer than the calendar year in which the allocation is made. Not all expenditure on the programmes in question is eligible for assistance under the rules of the fund.
Manpower Services Commission expenditure on training programmes (to the nearest £ million) Financial year YOP TOPS TSPA CI 1979–80 166 227 22 17 1980–81 249 243 44 19 1981–82 412 249 43 22
Allocations from the European Social Fund (to the nearest £ million) Calendar year YOP TOPS TSPA CI 1979 39 16 2 4 1980 47 20 4 2 1981 59 12 4 2