HC Deb 24 January 2000 vol 343 cc43-4W
Ms Atherton

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what guidance he has given on the retrospective funding of projects under the forthcoming Objective 1 Programme. [105523]

Mr. Caborn

The Structural Funds General Regulation sets out when retrospective funding of projects is permitted. For the UK's Objective 1 programmes this is the date on which the Commission deem they had received an acceptable draft of the programme. For the Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly programme, this is 3 November 1999.

It has always been a matter for Programme Monitoring Committees to decide whether, and to what extent, they wish to use any retrospection.