HC Deb 09 February 1993 vol 218 cc559-60W
Mr. Cousins

To ask the President of the Board of Trade whether the CONVER programme of the EC has been approved; whether the United Kingdom Government have given it approval; and what total sum in pound sterling and ecu has been recommended for the programme by the European Commission.

Mr. Sainsbury

At the instigation of the European Parliament 130 million ecu (about £100m) was entered into the European Community budget for 1993 for a programme to be called CONVER to assist regions affected by the decline in the armaments industry and the

Mr. Eggar

I understand the report is a factual summary of the Community coal industry. The report is, however, a matter for the European Parliament.