HC Deb 16 December 1993 vol 234 c795W
Mr. Marlow

To ask the Prime Minister if he will set out(a) the treaty powers and (b) other powers granted to the European Commission with regard to infrastructure programmes.

The Prime Minister

Titles XII—trans-European networks—and XIV—economic and social cohesion—of part 3 of the EC treaty, as amended by the treaty on European Union, are those principally concerned with infrastructure. The regulations governing the structural and cohesion funds—EC2080-2085/93 and EC792/93—set out the role of the Commission in this field. Articles 198d-e of the treaty refer to the European investment bank which lends to investment projects, the greater proportion of which are infrastructure improvements.