§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how much money has been received from the European Economic Community to assist the Shotton, Deeside steel area affected by the steel closure since 1 January 1980; how much money was received from the European Economic Community to assist the Deeside travel-to-work area affected by the Courtaulds textile mill closures; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
Figures are not available on a travel-to-work area basis. However, it is estimated that about £47.7 million in identifiable grants and loans has been committed to the local authority areas of Alyn and Deeside and Delyn since 1 January 1980—£45.9 million from the European Coal and Steel Community and £1.8 million from the European regional development fund.