§ Mrs. Kellett-Bowman
asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will set out the procedures currently adopted by Her Majesty's Treasury in its role as intermediary between the European Regional Development Fund and those organisations to which fund assistance has been allocated.
Mr. Alan Williams
Responsibility for case work arising from the European Regional Development Fund is dependent upon the nature and location of individual projects. The Departments directly concerned are the Departments of Industry, which also has a co-ordinating role, Environment and Trade, the Scottish and Welsh Offices and the Department of Commerce for Northern Ireland. All payments from the Com-742W mission are made to my Department and the appropriate shares are transferred to other Departments.