§ Miss Joan Lestor
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what was the total allocation of European Economic Community social fund money for the training of women over the age of 25 years in the United Kingdom for the current year; what proportion of that fund has now been allocated; and if he will list the individual allocations to date.
§ Mr. Alison:
Fund allocation for 1982 in respect of schemes in the United Kingdom specifically for the training of women over the age of 25 years at present amount to£807,845. The complete list of such allocations is as follows:
Training Scheme and Amount of Social Fund Allocation £ Manpower Services Commission (training division) Introductory skillcentre course for women 258,217 Courses to assist women to either enter or return to a career in management 31,883 Hatfield polytechnic New opportunities for women and accountancy foundation courses 67,665 Marketing course for women 13,560 Norwich city college Training of women as engineering technicians 25,429 Training of women in building maintenance skills 25,919 Bradford college Training of women as light vehicle drivers 15,819 Chelmer institute of higher education Foundation courses for women in skills traditionally held by men 98,250 Hall Green technical college, Birmingham Training of women in basic construction skills 58,537 Leeds city council Basic and advanced training for women in microelectronics 64,220 London borough of Southwark Vocational training of women in jobs where they are under-represented 114,110 Leicestershire county council Training or retraining of women in dress embroidery and design 6,098 Lambeth women's workshop Skills training in carpentry for women 28,138
These sums represent only a small proportion of the total assistance given by the fund in respect of schemes benefiting women, since all the other fields of intervention of the fund are open to both sexes equally.
There may be further fund allocation this year if proposals for additional finance are approved by the Community budgetary authorities.