§ Mr. Speller
asked the Secretary of State for Employment (1) if he will list all forms of grant or other aid available through his Department for areas that do not qualify for assisted or intermediate status;
(2) if he will list all forms of grant or other aid available through his Department for areas which qualify for assisted or intermediate status.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
All employment measures administered by this Department are available throughout the country.
In addition the Department is responsible for submitting applications to the European social fund in respect of training and employment schemes in the United Kingdom.
Social fund support is available for a wide range of schemes in its priority regions, and for a narrower range 404W in other areas. The European Commission which administers the Fund, is currently considering which regions should have priority for support in 1986.