HC Deb 29 June 1983 vol 44 cc100-1W
Mr. Hannam

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list all European Commission expenditure on disabled people in the United Kingdom in 1982 by Budget line and whether the recipient was (a) a central Government Department, (b) local government, (c) the Manpower Services Commission, (d) a voluntary organisation, or (e) other body.

Mr. Newton

I have been asked to reply.

The main expenditure by the European Community specifically on activities concerning disabled people comes from the handicapped budget line on the European social fund. In 1982 this was allocated as follows in the United Kingdom.

Recipient Amount (£)
Manpower Services Commission
Employment Services Division 11,303,000
Training Services Division 5,651,000
DHSS, Northern Ireland 3,726,000
Department of Economic Development Northern Ireland) 573,000
Public Authorities 966,000
Voluntary Bodies 722,000
Total 22,941,000

In addition, European Community support is given to a variety of activities affecting disabled people from different budget lines, but information on this is not available centrally in the form requested.

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