§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is the timescale for the conclusion of his review of the regional assistance map of Wales; and what is his anticipated timescale for legislative changes arising from the review. 
§ Mr. Hain
The Commission has asked Member States to submit their map proposals for scrutiny by 31 March 1999. The new maps will come into force on 1 January 2000.397W
Laying the statutory instrument to bring the new Assisted Areas into operation is a matter for my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry.