§ Mr. Alton
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what assessment Her Majesty's Government have made of the impact of DTI co-financed schemes in 1994 in Merseyside; when this will be available to the objective I partnership; and what improvements Her Majesty's Government are planning to introduce in the current year.
§ Mr. Jonathan Evans
[holding answer 20 February 1995]: No separate assessment of the impact of DTI co-financed schemes has been undertaken at this early stage of the objective 1 programme, although a progress report will be submitted to the monitoring committee in due course. There are no current plans for an enhancement of the additional support available through co-financing. DTI schemes are subject to on-going evaluation to ensure value for money.