§ Mrs. Faith
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what benefits have accrued or are expected to accrue to the United Kingdom from the European Community's anti-poverty programme; and what sums have been granted to projects financed by this programme in the United Kingdom.
§ Sir George Young
The programme as a whole is being evaluated by the European Commission; the benefits to the United Kingdom would best be evaluated on the basis of the Commission's evaluation material when it becomes available. I shall write to my hon. Friend with information on expenditure from the programme in the United Kingdom.