HC Deb 25 November 1999 vol 339 c204W
15. Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food if he will make a statement on the level of the UK's allocation of EU funds under the rural development regulation. [98851]

Mr. Morley

The UK allocation of 154m euro a year for the Rural Development Regulation is very disappointing. This has been based on low spending levels on rural programmes in past years. We will be pressing the European Commission quickly and comprehensively to fulfil its commitment to review allocations.

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