HL Deb 26 February 1988 vol 493 c1487WA
Lord Rippon of Hexham

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What funds will be available for European cultural, educational and other projects after the Netherlands ratifies the treaty to establish the Europe Foundation.

The Minister of State for Defence Procurement (Lord Trefgarne)

As my noble friend Lord Glenarthur said on 10th February, the Dutch Government have found it impossible to ratify the agreement. Without ratification by all the signatories the foundation cannot come into existence. The question of funding does not therefore now arise.