HC Deb 11 January 1999 vol 323 cc104-5W
Mrs. Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list(a) in total and (b) by project over £50,000 the amount of EU funding given to mining or former mining areas in (i) Fife, (ii) Ayrshire and (iii) East Lothian over the past five years. [64456]

Mr. Macdonald

[holding answer 17 December 1998]: The information on total European Structural Fund assistance is provided in the table. The individual project lists are extensive. I have arranged for them to be placed in the Library.

Area European Structural Funds Assistance (1 January 1994 to 31 December 1998 inclusive)
Fife 166,935,119
Ayrshire 133,149,607
East Lothian 1,590,675
1These figures include a small number of projects where activity extends outwith the coalfield areas