§ 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.