§ Mr. Strang
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much money Northern Ireland has received from the earlier EEC anti-poverty programme; and if he will list the projects which benefited.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
Information obtained from the European Commission indicates that between 1975 and 1979 a total of £97,717 was paid as part of the programme of pilot schemes and studies to combat poverty in respect of projects in Northern Ireland. Projects benefiting from the programme covered research into the following:
- —Belfast: areas of special social need
- —Voluntary organisations providing social services in Northern Ireland
- —Belfast welfare rights.