HC Deb 09 November 1999 vol 337 c475W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to receive the European Commission's views on the proposed Objective 2 areas identified by the Government. [97546]

Mr. Caborn

We are currently in discussion with the Commission about the areas proposed for Objective 2 status for 2000 to 2006. We hope our proposed areas will be agreed by the end of the year.

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