§ Sir Mark Lennox-Boyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what financial support the Port of Liverpool and the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company has received from(a) the European Community and (b) his Department in each financial year since 1990; and what he estimates the company will receive from the European Community and his Department in the next financial year. 
§ Mr. Norris
The Port of Liverpool and the Mersey Docks and Harbour Company have received no direct financial support from my Department since 1990 and there are no plans for any such support in the next financial year.
Support from the European Community in the form of European regional development fund has been as follows:
£(000) 1990–91 1991–92 1992–93 1993–94 1994–95 Port of Liverpool nil 143 12 18 1 Mersey Docks and Harbour Company nil 240 1,229 736 960