HC Deb 01 May 1973 vol 855 c296W
Mr. Shore

asked the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will list EEC regulations and directives relating to regional policy, together with draft regulations and directives on the same subject.

Mr. Anthony Grant

There are at present no EEC regulations or directives on regional policy in force. A number of draft regulations has in recent years been put forward but only one is still under active consideration. This is a proposed Council regulation requiring that certain information on major regional aid cases in Community central areas should be reported to the Commission (R2783/72). The Commission will, however, be making new proposals on regional policy later this year.