§ Ms. Quin
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) when he expects the allocation of grants available to Tyne and Wear under the European Economic Community RENAVAL programme to be fully utilised;274W
(2) if he will list the local authorities and other public bodies involved in submitting applications for assistance under the European Economic Community's RENAVAL programme in Tyne and Wear;
(3) if he will list the numbers of applications that have been made for assistance under the European Economic Community's RENAVAL programme in Tyne and Wear.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
[holding answer 25 April 1990]: In consultation with Sunderland metropolitan borough council, North Tyneside metropolitan borough council, South Tyneside metropolitan borough council, Gateshead metropolitan borough council and Newcastle metropolitan borough council, and the Wearside opportunity (TWO), my Department is preparing a programme of measures for which the European Commission's approval will be sought. Specific applications for grant can be made only when the programme is approved and in operation. I hope this will be before the end of 1990. Since the programme will last four years, I expect the grants to be fully utilised in 1994.