HC Deb 22 April 1985 vol 77 c332W
Mr. Boyes

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how successful applications for projects submitted by either the Greater London council or a metropolitan county council that have obtained funding commitments for three years from the European Economic Community will be dealt with if the councils are abolished.

Mr. Waldegrave

The principal sources of European Community funding which are involved are the European social fund—ESF—and the regional development fund —ERDF. The ESF grants will continue to be paid on approved schemes during the lifetime of the Greater London council and metropolitan county councils.

The ERDF grants are generally for capital infrastructure works and related payment claims may continue for several years. The grant allocations and associated responsibilities will pass to the successor bodies.