Objective 3 Funds

Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th February 2004.

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Photo of Ann Winterton Ann Winterton Conservative, Congleton

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions where the distribution of Objective 3 takes place with regard to (a) location and (b) financial amount for the 2000–06 period.

Photo of Mr Chris Pond Mr Chris Pond Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Department for Work and Pensions

European Social Fund (ESF) Objective 3 is available in all parts of the UK except: the Objective 1 areas of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Merseyside, South Yorkshire, and West Wales and the Valleys; and the transitional Objective 1 areas of the Highlands and Islands, and Northern Ireland. The amount of Objective 3 funding for the UK in 2000–06 is £2,940 million.

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