HC Deb 20 December 1995 vol 268 cc1224-5W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if she will make a statement on the timing of European social fund payments to the Greenbank project, Liverpool. [7158]

Mr. Forth

The Greenbank project submitted claims for three projects in 1994. The payments were issued on the following dates:

940892UK1 First advance 25 October 1994
Second advance 3 April 1995
Interim payment 13 December 1995
940912UK1 First advance 9 December 1994
Second advance 3 April 1995
Interim payment 8 December 1995
940913UK1 First advance 10 March 1995
Second advance 10 March 1995

The Department has issued first advances for two of the three projects submitted by Greenbank in 1995.

950992UK1 First advance 2 October 1995
950993UK1 First advance 25 August 1995

The third project —950991UK1—will receive its first advance once the Department has received a public match funding certificate. The Government have not yet received sufficient second advanced claims from objective 1 projects in 1995 for the second advance payment to be drawn down from the European Commission.