§ 68. Mr. Menzies Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment whether the successor bodies to the industry training boards will be eligible for funds from the European social fund; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Eggar
As my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State told the House during the debate on the Employment Bill on 8 November, we are discussing this matter with the European Commission with a view to allowing the successor bodies to industry training boards the same access to the European social fund as the existing boards. I shall keep the hon. Member informed of the outcome of these discussions.