§ Mr. James Lamond
asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what funds have been made available from the European Community Social Fund for purposes connected with the United Kingdom textile and clothing industries.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
I have been asked to reply.
The social fund has made the following allocations of funds for the training of workers and former workers in the United Kingdom textile and clothing industries:
£ 1977 2,756,753 1978 5,036,766 1979 1,922,296 1980 1,201,469 1981 1,960,891 1982 3,138,630 1983 3,761,840
With the introduction in 1984 of new social fund rules, the separate budgets for textile and clothing workers and for various other categories were abolished from 1984. The information is therefore not available in the form requested.