§ Mr. Hain
The UK Government in conjunction with all other Member States are currently negotiating draft Structural Funds Regulations for the period 2000–2006 with the European Commission. The Welsh Office is fully involved with these negotiations. An integral part of these Regulations are the criteria which will determine future eligibility.
18. Mr. Gareth Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with other Government departments on the review of European structural funds in Wales.