HC Deb 14 June 1999 vol 333 c4W
Mr. Sayeed

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he plans to announce his policy on regional aid. [86860]

Mr. Wills

Reviews of the Assisted Areas and Structural Funds maps are currently underway. We will announce the proposals which we will send to the Commission shortly.

Proposals for the re-focusing of the Regional Selective Assistance scheme, as announced in the Competitiveness White Paper, are still under consideration and the changes will be announced in due course.