§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much funding has been received from European structural funds over the past five years by(a) each of the regions of England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland. 
§ Mr. Wills
European structural funds allocations for the years 1994–98 are given in the table. They are for objectives 1, 2, and 5b in the United Kingdom. Allocations for the Community Initiatives and for the objectives 3, 4 and 5a are given separately because they are national programmes.
United Kingdom structural funds Million euro Allocations 1994–98: Objective 1, 2 and 5B–1998 prices England: of which East Midlands 207 Eastern Region 53 London 143 North East 594 North West1 1,491 South East 27 South West 247 West Midlands 651 Yorkshire and The Humber 580 England (total) 3,993 Wales 494 Scotland 1,096 Northern Ireland 1,049 Total UK 6,632 National programmes: UK allocations—1994–99 Objective 3 3,202 Objective 4 248 Objective 5a 212 Community Initiatives 1,513 Total National Programmes 5,175 1 Includes Northern Uplands 5b SPD, which also covers areas of North East and Yorkshire and The Humber