HC Deb 17 October 1994 vol 248 c154W
Mr. Fatchett

To ask the President of the Board of Trade (1) what consultations he has undertaken to date to ascertain the views of national and local agencies in his proposals for regional challenge;

(2) what representations he has received to support his regional challenge proposals for objective 2 areas.

Mr. Eggar

I have received various representations. Guidelines for regional challenge applicants are currently being drafted, and consultations about them will open this month.