§ Mr. Anthony Grant
asked the Secretary of State for Industry when the last proposal was made for the EEC Regional Fund; what share of such fund would be available for the United Kingdom; and what is his estimate of the effect on employment over such a regional fund over the next three years.
§ Mr. Heffer
The Commission submitted draft regulations for the regional development fund and proposals for qualifying areas in July and October 1973. Neither prescribes the share of the fund available to the United Kingdom. Since these proposals have not been adopted by the Community it is pointless to speculate what their effect on employment might be.