§ Mr. Bill Walker
To ask the Secretary of State for Employment how many projects in Scotland were either wholly or partly funded by the European Community social fund since 1979; what was the nature of these projects; and what was the total value of the grants.55W
§ Mr. Cope
[holding answer 9 May 1989]: Information on which category or recommendation for projects funded in Scotland under the European social fund (ESF) is readily available only for the period since 1987. The information is as follows:
Full priority Part priority 1987 173 59 1988 215 15 1989 182 119
All applications to the European social fund are for projects of vocational training or job creation measures. Data on the regional allocation of ESF have been collected only since 1985. The total value of grants to Scotland, excluding central Government schemes, for the period 1985–1988 is as follows:
£ 1985 17,215,503 1986 14,072,865 1987 16,774,846 1988 18,886,175
The amount allocated in 1989 has yet to be confirmed by the European Commission.