HC Deb 31 March 1993 vol 222 c205W
Mr. David Martin

To ask the President of the Board of Trade when he expects to make an announcement on the result of the application by Portsmouth for assisted area status.

Mr. Heseltine

The needs and circumstances of all areas are being carefully considered in the assisted areas map review. The results will be announced as soon as possible, after the necessary clearance of the European Commission.