HC Deb 27 July 1989 vol 157 c928W
Mr. Alton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received about ERDF funding for the Merseyside integrated development operation; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Chope

My right hon. Friend has received letters from a number of hon. Members representing Merseyside constituencies about the level of ERDF funding which may be allocated to the Merseyside integrated development operation. Firm decisions on the allocation of resources have not yet been made by the European Commission, and the Government will be pressing for the best possible outcome for the United Kingdom as a whole and for Merseyside.