§ Mr. Sanders
To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much and what proportion of European Social Funding was allocated to voluntary and charitable sector organisations supporting people and groups facing disadvantage in the labour market in(a) 2001 and (b) 2002; and what such funds have been committed for 2003. 
§ Malcolm Wicks
The amount and proportion of European Social Fund money allocated to voluntary and charitable sector organisations in Great Britain was(a) £134.5 million (22.2 per cent.) in 2001 and (b) £143.4 million (16.2 per cent.) in 2002. The amount and proportion of funds committed to the sector so far in 2003 is £28.2 million (15.6 per cent.).