HC Deb 03 November 1993 vol 231 c234W
Mr. Alton

To ask the President of the Board of Trade if it is his policy to match the £600 million funding from the EC to Merseyside so that the area may benefit from opportunities available under its status as an objective 1 area.

Mr. Sainsbury

The European Community funds make grants towards the cost of a variety of projects undertaken by various beneficiaries. That part of the cost of each project which is not met by the funds remains the responsibility of the beneficiary.

This is the case not only on Merseyside, but generally, and will continue to be so.

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