§ Mr. Prior
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what guidance is being given to those responsible for implementing the provisions of the Single Programming Documents for Objective 1 funding in(a) Merseyside, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) Cornwall, with regard to issuing draft programme Complement and Guidelines in advance of the final approval of the SPD, to enable project sponsors to move ahead with their projects without delay. 
§ Ms Beverley Hughes
My Department has issued guidance to programme managers on the implementation of Objective 1 programmes. This will be updated as new policy and other developments arise. We are very keen to avoid any delay in the implementation of these programmes, to enable partners to maximise the opportunities afforded by the new programmes.