HC Deb 23 July 1980 vol 989 c288W
46. Mr. Delwyn Williams

asked the Minister of Transport what representations his Department has made since the publication of the European Commission's proposals on infrastructure on British projects eligible for grants from the European Economic Community infrastructure fund.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

We have welcomed the proposals generally and sought more clarity on the rules and scope of the proposed fund. We have pressed particularly for ports, ferries and airports to be included within any policy of any aid to transport infrastructure. No formal bids for support for specific schemes have so far been made. The United Kingdom has, however, contributed illustrative examples of transport bottlenecks to a relevant Commission report.