§ Mr. Atkins
[holding answer 15 May 1989]: European regional development fund and European social fund commitments in recent years are shown in the table. Allocations to individual regions fluctuate considerably from year to year, according to decisions by the European Commission.121W
Notes: 1 Parts of west midlands region and of Greater Manchester have not been eligible for the ERDF. 2 Figures for the European social fund exclude funding provided by the ESF for central Government programmes, for which a regional breakdown is not available.