HC Deb 02 July 1999 vol 334 c298W
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. [89188]

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