HC Deb 07 March 1985 vol 74 cc592-3W
Mr. Beggs

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many applications for grant aid under the European social fund are now due for payment to Northern Ireland companies; what is the total amount of grant aid under the European social fund for which Northern Ireland companies are eligible in respect of which application has been made for payment; and what is the normal delay between receipt of application after a qualifying period and payment of European Economic Community grant aid under the European social fund.

Dr. Boyson

Seven hundred and nineteen claims are at present approved and due for payment. The total amount of grant sought in European social fund claims currently in hand — including claims not yet approved — is approximately £3.6 million. The date of payment is dependent upon the time of receipt of the funds from the Community.