§ 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. 
§ 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