HC Deb 04 June 1996 vol 278 c402W
Sir David Steel

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans he has to make dependency on textiles a deciding factor when calculating levels of additional resources under the EU RETEX initiative; and if he will make special provision for the borders region. [30673]

Mr. Kynoch

Textile dependency as set out in article 6 of the Commission's guidelines as decided on 13 May 1992 (Official Journal number C 142, 4 June 1992), already determines eligibility for funding under RETEX, and additional resources will be allocated between UK eligible areas, including border region, on the same basis as the original allocation.