HC Deb 05 December 1989 vol 163 c206W
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.