HC Deb 27 October 1997 vol 299 c666W
Mr. Streeter

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much European Communities funding was made available to the(a) PSE, (b) PPE, (c) ELDR and (d) EdN groups of the European Parliament in the last year for which figures are available. [12291]

Mr. Doug Henderson

The total amount of EU funding made available to the political groups in the European Parliament in 1995 was 12.055 mecu—£17.5 million. The 1997 budget allows for 12.5 mecu—£18 million.

We are awaiting figures broken down against individual political groups. I will write to the hon. Member when this information is received.