HC Deb 15 June 1981 vol 6 c255W
Mr. McNamara

asked the Secretary of State for Industry whether he will publish in the Official Report the amount of money received from the EEC regional fund since the United Kingdom joined the Community, showing the regional distribution of the funds within the United Kingdom and indicating the principal projects upon which the money was spent.

Mr. MacGregor

[pursuant to his reply, 11 July 1981]: In the period 1975–80 United Kingdom receipts from the European regional development fund against commitments to approved industrial and infrastructure projects were as follows (to nearest £1,000):

Commitments Payments made so far
£ £
North 113,494,000 77,343,000
North-West 98,256,000 71,056,000
Yorkshire and Humberside 34,950,000 22,696,000
East Midlands 2,866,000 2,046,000
West Midlands 352,000 118,000
South-West 12,824,000 6,668,000
England 262,742,000 179,928,000
Northern Ireland 84,306,000 57,415,000
Scotland 127,034,000 81,584,000
Wales 92,269,000 58,312,000
United Kingdom 566,351,000 377,239,000
Almost 3,000 projects have been assisted by the fund, some of the more important being as follows:
Project Amount Committed £ million
Ford Motor Co. Ltd., Halewood and South Wales 60
Kielder Reservoir, Northumberland 27
British Nuclear Fuels, Cumbria 12
Aldergrove Airport, Northern Ireland 8
Shieldhall Sewage Treatment Works, Glasgow 6
Calder Valley Route, Lancashire 3
Ely Link Road, Cardiff 2

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