§ Mr. Ieuan Wyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received on the impact on Wales of reform of European Union structural funds. 
§ Mr. Hain
My right hon. Friend has received representations, from The Welsh European Partnership (an umbrella organisation representing local partners), Confederation of British Industry, National Trust and others.
Welsh Office officials are currently undertaking a consultation exercise to seek the views of the partnership. This will contribute to the UK negotiating position on the Structural Fund Regulations, due to be published in draft in March.