§ 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):
Almost 3,000 projects have been assisted by the fund, some of the more important being as follows:
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
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