§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
asked the Secretary of State for Industry what progress was made at the Council of Ministers meeting of 6th June on the non-national quota section of the European Regional Development Fund; and what was the policy of Her Majesty's Government in discussions on the future of the Fund.
§ Mr. Cryer
At the Council of Foreign Ministers on 6th June, it was agreed that up to 5 per cent. of the money available for the European Regional Development Fund should be allocated outside the national quotas.
The Government continue to support the Fund and the assistance which it is
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able to provide to the regions of the Community.