Dáil Éireann - Volume 308 - 17 October, 1978

Written Answers. - European Social Fund.

505. Mr. B. Desmond asked the Minister for Labour the amounts of the European Social Fund grants approved for Ireland in each year since accession to the Community.

Minister for Labour (Mr. G. Fitzgerald): Particulars of amounts of Social Fund grants approved for Ireland in each year since accession to the Community are set out in the following tabular statement:

Year of Application

Amounts Approved for Operations in

Total Amounts Approved

1973

1974

1975

1976

1977

1978

1979

1980

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

£m

1973

4.1

0.3

0.2

4.6

1974

6.7

1.6

0.1

8.4

1975

7.6

3.1

1.6

0.3

12.6

1976

9.8

4.6

1.5

15.9

1977

13.1

5.3

1.7

20.1

1978 (to date)

21.7

3.2

0.1

25.0

Totals

4.1

7.0

9.4

13.0

19.3

28.8

4.9

0.1

86.6