HC Deb 25 April 1972 vol 835 c272W
Mr. Hicks

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the schemes, together with the appropriate amounts, that have been assisted by loans from the European Investment Bank and the European Social Fund for the purposes of regional development.

Mr. Anthony Royle

In 1971 the European Investment Bank was party to 52 projects involving loan and guarantee contracts totalling 502.49 million units of account. Of this 423.11 million units of account were devoted to regional development projects in the Six viz:

Regional development loan and guarantee contracts (in millions of u.a.)
Germany 51.52
Belgium Nil
France 88.70
Italy 274.88
Luxembourg Nil
Netherlands 8.01
Total 423.11

I regret that the information asked for cannot be given in respect of the European Social Fund in part because of difficulties of definition.