§ Lord Inglewood
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will include the following wards in Cumbria in the new objective 2 designation currently under discussion with the European Commission; and, if not, why not:
(a) Barrow Borough Council Newbarns (b) Carlisle City Council Arthuret, Brampton (c) Copeland Borough Council Millom (Newtown), Mirehouse, St Bees (d) Eden District Council Hesket (e) South Lakes District Council Ulverston East, Ulverston West [HL247]
§ The Minister for Science, Department of Trade and Industry (Lord Sainsbury of Turville)
The UK's proposals for objective 2 coverage were submitted to the European Commission on 8 October. Newbarns, Arthuret, Brampton, Millom (Newtown), Mirehouse East, St Bees, Hesket, Ulverston East and Ulverston West could not be included in the proposals as they did not qualify against the criteria or the requirements of the Structural Funds Regulation. Mirehouse West qualified and is included in the proposals.