§ Mr. Delwyn Williams
asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will take steps to restore to mid-Wales access to assistance from the European regional development fund.
§ Mr. Nicholas Edwards
We have been exploring ways in which assistance from the fund could be made once again to areas of mid-Wales based on the scheme of aid which, as announced on 28 June 1982—[Vol. 26, c.213–14]—is now available within the area of the Development Board for Rural Wales. Decisions rest ultimately with the Commission after consultation with its fund management committee and in certain cases the Community's regional policy committee. We shall be pursuing our ideas in these committees.