Mr. John David Taylor
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the estimated total EEC contribution to the public expenditure of £360 million listed in schedule 1 of the Integrated Operations document for Belfast presented to the EEC Commission in Brussels on 21 February.
§ Mr. Chris Patten
The European Community contribution will depend on the value of eligible projects and the rate of grant at which they are aided. Detailed discussions with the European Commission, on which firm estimates could be based, have yet to take place.