HC Deb 11 November 1977 vol 938 cc278-9W
Mr. Ronald Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he will list in theOfficial Reportthe total sum allocated to the United Kingdom from the Regional Fund administered by the European Economic Community for the years 1975, 1976 and to the latest available date; how this sum has been allocated to the regions; and if he will list the recipients together with amounts received.

Mr. Cryer:

The European Commission has agreed that contributions totalling £136.7 million from the European Regional Development Fund may be paid towards the costs of 1,591 projects in the assisted areas of Great Britain and in Northern Ireland, £35.9 million was approved in 1975, £59.1 million in 1976 and £41.7 million in 1977 to date.

The £136.7 million is allocated to projects in the regions of England and in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales as follows:

Northern 41,858
North-West 12,740
Yorkshire and Humberside 4,809
East Midlands (assisted area) 833
West Midlands (assisted area) 14
South-West (assisted area) 1,978?
Total 62,232
Northern Ireland 22,042
Scotland 33,552
Wales 18,914
Total United Kingdom 136,740

Lists of these projects have been published in the Official Journal of the European Communities (Vol. 19, No. C267 of 12th November 1976) and inTrade and Industryon 6th February, 7th May, 23rd July and 24th December 1976 and on 21st January, 20th May and 22nd July 1977.

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