HC Deb 23 October 1989 vol 158 c328W
Mr. Hardy

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will seek to ensure that the share of moneys received from the European social fund by local authorities is measured and distributed in accordance with real need.

Mr. Eggar

The British Government's aim is to secure the maximum support from the European social fund for the national plans and operational programmes which it has submitted. The distribution of European social fund moneys will be governed by the priorities decided upon by the European Commission in its Community support framework.