§ 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.