§ Mr. Jim Lester
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what aid will be available from the EEC towards the recent disasters of floods in the Midlands, 149W gales on the coasts and the loss of livestock in the Scottish blizzards.
§ Mr. Shore
The offer of assistance which the European Economic Commission decided in principle to make on 18th January to Britain, France and Belgium related specifically to dealing with the effects of the bad weather a few days earlier. The Government are in touch with the European Economic Commission about that decision.