HC Deb 17 October 1994 vol 248 c61W
Dr. Lynne Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Employment if he will make a statement on his plans for spending European Union funds available to the United Kingdom for retraining workers in industries undergoing structural change.

Miss Widdecombe

The resources available to the United Kingdom under objective 3 and 4 of the European Community's structural funds will be devoted in the period 1994–96 exclusively to schemes to help the unemployed. The Government are currently preparing a plan for transmission to the Commission which will aim at cost-effective use of structural funds money available under the ADAPT Community initiative.