§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will publish for(a) Merseyside, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) Cornwall, the amount of Objective 1 finance which he expects each area will get by way of commitment in the year 2000–01 from the European Union; how much of these committed project costs he expects to be spent during that year; how much will carry over to subsequent financial years; and how much match funding will be made available to each of these areas for the financial year 2000–01. 
§ Ms Beverley Hughes
The Single Programming Documents for the Objective 1 areas for the period 2000–06 have not yet been agreed but the proposals are:
million euro Area EC funding 2000–01 Match funding Merseyside 405.5 597.7 South Yorkshire 356.6 432.9 Cornwall 151.0 245.0
It is too early to say how much of these allocations will actually be committed and spent during these years. All depends on when the European Commission approve the single programming documents, how quickly projects get under way and when applicants submit their grant claims. The responsibility for identifying match funding from the many sources available in the public and private sectors is a matter for project applicants in these areas.