||<p>In Scotland, the European Social Fund is administered by the Scottish Government,
and therefore the impact of any suspension of payments on beneficiaries in the Third
Sector is a matter for the Scottish Government to address. I would suggest the hon.
Gentlemen contacts the relevant Minister in the Scottish Government directly to discuss
the particular issue with ESF payments being referred to. I'm disappointed that this
situation has arisen but this is a matter for the Scottish Government.</p><p> </p>