HL Deb 28 July 1981 vol 423 c751WA
Lord O'Hagan

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Which department is responsible for deciding whether the Kenwith Valley Flood Alleviation Scheme should be supported by Her Majesty's Government in an application for an EEC grant.

The Earl of Avon

The Department of the Environment is responsible for deciding which applications from English infrastructure authorities for European Regional Development Fund grant shall go forward to the Commission. In such cases as the Kenwith Valley Flood Alleviation Scheme, my department would consult the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food before submitting an application.