HC Deb 11 January 2000 vol 342 c108W
Mr. Amess

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations he has received on the criteria for granting Objective 2 status. [103288]

Mr. Caborn

Following the submission of our proposed Objective 2 areas to the European Commission in October, we received a few representations from MPs and local authorities requesting further details on the criteria used. In addition, the Isle of Wight has brought judicial review proceedings challenging the Objective 2 proposals submitted to the European Commission.