HC Deb 19 November 1982 vol 32 cc299-300W
Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance for the training of the armed forces the United Kingdom is giving to the Government of Ghana.

Mr. Onslow

The United Kingdom Government provide personnel for the Ghana armed forces staff college and Ghanaians continue to attend military training courses in the United Kingdom. At the request of the Ghanaians authorities, the United Kingdom has agreed to make a gift of non-lethal military equipment, such as uniforms, boots and groundsheets, to the Ghanaian armed forces. The gift is intended to help the army to resume training exercises.

Measure Financial years
1979–80 Actual outturn £ million 1980–81 Actual outturn £ million 1981–82 Provisional outturn £ million
Temporary employment subsidy* 40.9 0.9
Temporary short-time working compensation scheme 24.4 365.0 259.7
Job release scheme 85.4 136.0 134.1
Small firms employment subsidy 45.4 10.8 0.1
Job creation programme 4.9 0.5 0.1
Adult employment subsidy[...] 0.4
Special temporary employment programme 51.0 45.7
Community enterprise programme 86.6
Community industry 17.0 19.0 20.9
Careers service strengthening scheme 2.8 4.3 6.9
Youth opportunities programme 121.8 212.3 403.9
TOTAL 394.0 794.5 912.3

Parliamentary approval is being sought in a Supplementary Estimate for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Vote, Class II. 5.

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