§ Mr. Curry
The decommissioning scheme which my right hon. Friend announced on 27 February is expected to cost £25 million. Council regulation 4028/86, as amended, provides for 50 per cent. of this to be reimbursed by the Community—70 per cent. if vessels are scrapped—but operation of the Community budget means that the greater part of any such reimbursement is funded by the Exchequer.