§ Mr. Beith
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether the funds amounting to £54,900 allocated by the European Communities Commission have been received for the renewal of the quay, provision of water and electrical services and a covered landing area at Amble harbour; and whether sums equivalent to these amounts have been or will now be paid to the Warkworth harbour commissioners for carrying out these works.
§ Mr. Fox
The European Commission has agreed to pay a European regional development fund (ERDF) grant of670W £54,900 in respect of works at Amble harbour to be carried out by the Warkworth harbour commissioners. Payments of grant from the ERDF are made by the Commission as expenditure is incurred. On receipt of the necessary details from the harbour commissioners, the Department will claim payments of grant from the Commission, which will be passed on to the harbour commissioners.