§ Lord Tebbit
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether there are any enquiries being made by the European Commission into the use of regional aid by nationalised businesses already privatised or those expected to be privatised.
§ The Minister of State, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Fraser of Carmyllie)
The Secretary General of the Commission wrote to all member states earlier this year requesting details of European Regional Development Fund grants to companies which were subsequently privatised. A list of such grants in the UK was sent in reply.