HC Deb 27 October 1999 vol 336 c899W
15. Mr. John Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has made to the Department of Trade and Industry following the publication of the new Assisted Areas map in Wales. [94091]

Mr. Paul Murphy

None. The Assisted Areas map published on 15 July 1999 constituted the Government's proposals to the European Commission. It is the European Commission which must approve the map and the matter is now with the Commission for a decision.