§ Mr. McGrady
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what measures will be taken by other Government Departments to make good the shortfall in the ACE budget. 
§ Mr. Ancram
No specific measures are being taken by other Government Departments at present. However, a transitional package of £2 million to be provided by the Training and Employment Agency for ACE schemes has already been announced which recognises the immediate problems faced by organisations dealing with many of the needy in Northern Ireland and will enable them to make an orderly contraction of their operations.