§ Mr. Kilroy-Silk
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list all those projects currently in receipt of European social fund money (a) on Merseyside and (b) in Knowsley.
§ Mr. Gummer
Britain benefits considerably from the European social fund. The bulk of allocations are in respect of national employment and training schemes and cannot be broken down on a regional basis. In 1982 the Manpower Services Commission was allocated £167,958,514 for all its eligible training programmes, which was 65.3 per cent. of the total allocation for the United Kingdom, and included support for people in Merseyside and Knowsley. The following list shows those projects run by local authorities, voluntary bodies and private firms, which are also currently in receipt of ESF aid on Merseyside, including those in Knowsley.
The European Commission will shortly announce a further, final, set of decisions on 1983 allocations. This may include further assistance for schemes on Merseyside and in Knowsley.
Merseyside Certificate in Social Service SchemeTraining course for 19 unemployed people with guaranteed jobs on completion—Knowsley District Council.Sills Training of 60 young people under the age of 25—NEO Industries Ltd.Vocational training in new Technology for 50 young people under the age of 25 — Liverpool Victoria Settlement — Netherfield Road Methodist Church.Vocational training for 30 young people under the age of 25 in the production of furniture—Liverpool, Elfrida Rathbone Community Association.Vocational training of 120 young people under the age of 25—Speke Together Action Resource Limited.Vocational preparation of 125 young people under the age of 25—Liverpool Personal Service Society.Employers recruitment subsidy for 500 young people under the age of 25—Merseyside County Council.Linked work and training project for 75 young people under the age of 25 (alternance)—Industrial Experience Projects Ltd. (INDEX).Vocational training for 30 women over the age of 25 in microelectronics—Women's Technology Training Ltd. (Liverpool).Wage subsidy scheme to assist the recruitment of 1,650 unemployed people and people threatened with unemployment (small and medium size firms)—Merseyside County Council.Structured retraining of 352 employees in new production processes, techniques and technology — Lucas Aerospace (Liverpool).Vocational training programme for 206 people to help improve the effectiveness of the local training structure mainly through training for new 0enterprises development—Merseyside 32W Centre for Employment Initiatives—Merseyside Training Ltd Vocational skills and business training for 20 unemployed people leading to assured jobs—Employment Resource Group Ltd.Vocational training for 60 unemployed people aimed at improving the effectiveness of local training structures—Employment Resource Group Ltd.Training programme in co-operative skills for 80 unemployed people—CDS Training Ltd.
The Certificate in Social Service SchemeVocational training for 22 unemployed people leading to assured jobs—Liverpool Metropolitan District Council.Recruitment and training of 13 unemployed people to additional jobs—Merseyside County Council.Training scheme for 40 additional apprenticeships for unemployed people recruited to small firms — Merseyside County Council.Remedial and further training, involving 194 people, mainly for the unemployed and those threatened with unemployment to enhance their prospects of further training or employment—Merseyside Training Ltd.Remedial training including literacy and numeracy and vocational training for 500 part time employees under threat of redundancy—Merseyside Training Ltd.New technology training for 250 people in small and medium-sized firms—Merseyside County Council.