HC Deb 16 January 1992 vol 201 cc613-4W
Mr. John D. Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which regions of the United Kingdom will benefit from the cohesion fund agreed at the Maastricht summit; and which of the six objective regions in the European Community will(a) benefit from and (b) be excluded from the benefits of this fund.

Mr. Garel-Jones

The cohesion fund will benefit those member states with a per capita GNP of less than 90 per cent. of the Community average—that is, Spain, Portugal, Greece and the Republic of Ireland. The fund will provide finance for projects in the fields of the environment and trans-European transport infrastructure.

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