HL Deb 04 November 1993 vol 549 c148WA
Lord Bruce of Donington

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will take steps to ensure that all the sums due to the United Kingdom from the European Regional Development Fund but remaining uncommitted and unpaid at 31st December 1993 are stated in the European Communities balance sheet as at that date as liabilities to the United Kingdom.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Strathclyde)

All European Regional Development Fund sums allocated to the United Kingdom are expected to be committed by the end of the year.

The Community's payments budgets for succeeding years will automatically make provision for unpaid sums.