§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what funds remain available in the current financial year and until 1999 allocated to the Northern Uplands Programme; and if he will list the programme of expenditure for the current and succeeding financial years. 
§ Angela Eagle
Within the Northern Uplands Objective 5(B) Programme unallocated funds of £40.39 million are still to be committed to projects. This amounts comprises ERDF, ESF and EAGGF. Projects may continue to be submitted for approval up to the end of 1999 with those gaining approval then having a further two years in which to incur expenditure.
We would assume that of the total programme funding of £86.93 million the expenditure, in terms of grant claimed in respect of projects, would follow the following schedule.1998–00: 73 per cent. (£63.46 million)2000–02: 27 per cent. (£23.47 million).