HC Deb 16 March 1993 vol 221 c207W
Mr. Fatchett

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if he will set out by travel-to-work area the total amount of money received since 1984 in(a) United Kingdom regional assistance and (b) European regional development funds.

Mr. Sainsbury

Since little data on UK regional assistance, and none of the European regional development fund, are recorded by travel-to-work areas, the information requested could not be provided other than at disproportionate cost.

Ms Harman

To ask the President of the Board of Trade how much of the European Community's regional development fund earmarked in the present accounting period for use within the United Kingdom has yet to be disbursed; and how much of the undisbursed allocation he expects to be drawn down during the remainder of the present accounting period.

Mr. Sainsbury

[holding answer 15 March 1993]: Of the United Kingdom's share of the fund for the period of the present regulations, 1989–1993, £1,521 million has been allocated and the remainder will have been allocated by the end of the year.