§ Mr. Ernie Ross
asked the Secretary of State for Employment if he will list the European Economic Community employment schemes in which Scottish local authorities may participate.
§ Mr. Gummer
The European Community supports employment and training schemes in the United Kingdom through grants made by the European social fund to schemes which are supported by United Kingdom public authorities. Scotland is a priority area under the social fund and a wide range of schemes receive support. In 1983, more than £10 million was allocated from the fund to schemes supported by public authorities in Scotland. an estimated £39 million was also allocated to Scotland as part of the support given by the fund to Manpower Services Commission youth training schemes.