HC Deb 13 July 1989 vol 156 cc582-3W
Mr. Nicholas Bennett

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment what allocation the United Kingdom has been awarded by the European social fund for 1989; and how much had been allocated to each region.

Mr. Cope

The Commission of the European Communities has confirmed that for 1989 the United Kingdom has been allocated £418 million towards employment and training schemes from the European social fund. This represents 18–14 per cent. of the fund's budget and means that the United Kingdom is once again receiving more than any other Community member state.

The regional breakdown is as follows:

The North 22,125,684
Yorkshire and Humberside 20,755,226
East midlands 6,599,478
West midlands 21,444,259
East Anglia 418,785
South East 18,083,103
South West 2,535,074
North West 33,362,018
Scotland 31,083,672
Wales 18,929,242

Northern Ireland 44,920,275
Schemes operating in more than one region1 197,744,854
Total 418,001,670
1 Including Government, industrial training boards and nation-alised industry programmes.

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